Mefenamic Acid is used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain conditions like menstrual pain, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, or dental pain. It effectively alleviates pain and inflammation.
Mefenamic Acid should be taken with food. The dose and duration will depend on what you are taking it for and how well it helps your symptoms. You should keep taking the medicine even if you feel better until the doctor says it is alright to stop using it.
The most common side effects of this medicine include mild vomiting, stomach pain, nausea, headache, and dizziness. If any of these side effects persist or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.
Before using it, you should let your doctor know if you have asthma, have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease. Let your doctor also know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using the medicine.
USES OF MEFENAMIC ACID
- Pain Relief
BENEFITS OF MEFENAMIC ACID
In Pain relief
Ponstel Forte is a common painkiller used to treat aches and pains. It blocks chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It is effective in relieving pain caused by headache, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, period (menstrual) pains, arthritis and muscle aches.
Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time.
SIDE EFFECTS OF MEFENAMIC ACID
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
- Stomach pain
HOW MEFENAMIC ACID WORKS
Mefenamic Acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ponstel Forte.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ponstel Forte may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ponstel Forte is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Ponstel Forte may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Ponstel Forte should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mefenamic Acid may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Mefenamic Acid is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Ponstel Forte should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mefenamic Acid may be needed. Please consult your doctor.