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Is ponstel (mefenamic acid) good for really bad cramps?

Yes, but... In the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, it is a good choice for muscular pain. However, beware the side effects on the gastrointestinal tract which are severe and related to increasing dose. These medicines would best be taken on a full stomach and at as low dose possible to achieve pain relief. Read more...

How effective is ponstel (mefenamic acid) for period cramps?

Pretty Effective. All of the standard nsaid's are fairly effective for menstrual cramps. This would not be my choice of an NSAID for this indication as i believe that it has more GI side effects. You might consider Ibuprofen or naproxen. All of these meds should be used cautiously as they can cause GI ulcers. Probably should have to take for more than 4 or 5 days. If you need them for more than this, see your dr. Read more...

Alcohol and/or smoking hash while taking perscribed ponstel (mefenamic acid) ok?

Alcohol hash. Takingbalcohol in moderation is socially accepted - this should be fine. Smoking hash is of no benefit and has is an illegal substance in many instances - so do not smoke hash. Read more...