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Composition for DUBACE

Tranexamic Acid(NA),Mefenamic Acid(NA)

food interaction for DUBACE

alcohol interaction for DUBACE

pregnancy interaction for DUBACE

lactation interaction for DUBACE

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Mefenamic acid with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
Dubace tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Tranexamic Acid(NA)


Tranexamic acid is used as tablet in treatment of women with cyclical heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). In the form of an injection, it is used to prevent excessive bleeding during cervical surgery, dental extractions in patients who have a hereditary blood clotting disturbances (hemophilia), surgery for removal of prostate, in hemorrhagic complications associated with therapy used to break down blood clots in the body or in disseminated intravascular coagulation (serious condition when the blood in the entire body begins to clot).

How it works

Tranexamic acid belongs to a class of medication called as antifibrinolytic. It prevents bleeding during heavy menstruation, surgery or clotting disorders by not allowing the blood clots formed in your body to break down.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Pale colored skin, Abdominal pain, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Back pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Bone pain, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Headache, Sinus pain
Mefenamic Acid(NA)


It is used to treat joint pain (arthritis), headache (migraine), dental pain and pain during periods (dysmenorrhoea). It is also used to reduce fever in various infections.

How it works

Mefenamic acid belongs to the class of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by stopping the body's production of a substance (prostaglandins) that causes pain, fever, and inflammation.

Common side effects

Drowsiness, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Headache, Heartburn, Nausea, Stomach upset, Vomiting


No substitutes found

Expert advice for DUBACE

Do not take tranexamic acid:
  • before the start of menstruation.
  • If you are a woman >45 years of age 
  • If you are allergic to tranexamic acid or any of the ingredients of this medicine
Do not continue tranexamic acid and consult your doctor If you experience skin rashes or other serious symptoms like swelling of face, lips and throat causing breathlessness or difficulty swallowing, as this may denote allergy. 
  • Consult your  doctor if menstrual bleeding is not reduced after three menstrual cycles.
  • To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your vision may need to be tested while you are using tranexamic acid. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Frequently asked questions for DUBACE

Tranexamic Acid

Q. Is tranexamic acid a NSAID/steroid/a blood thinner/painkiller?
No, tranexamic acid belongs to a class of medications called antifibrinolytic, which are used to prevent the breakdown of blood clots in the body, thereby reducing bleeding. It is not an NSAID, steroid, blood thinner, or pain-killer.
Q. Is tranexamic acid an over the counter drug?
No, it is available as a prescription drug.
Q. Is tranexamic acid FDA approved?
Yes, tranexamic acid is approved by FDA, and marketed in most countries.
Q. Can I take tranexamic acid with ibuprofen/ paracetamol/ Cerazette (progesterone alone contraceptive pill)/ norethisterone/ mefanamic acid/ diclofenac/ Provera (medroxyprogesterone) /antibiotics?
Cerazette (progesterone alone contraceptive pill)/ norethisterone/ Provera (medroxyprogesterone) are contraindicated with tranexamic acid. No clinically observed drug interaction has been reported with paracetamol, ibuprofen or diclofenac. Please consult your doctor when using concomitantly.
Q. How long can I take Tranexamic acid?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor.
Q. Does tranexamic acid stop period/ period pain?
Tranexamic acid helps to reduce excessive bleeding during heavy menstrual cycle. It may not reduce the pain associated with periods.
Q. Does tranexamic acid affect ovulation/fertility/ heels cramp/cause a blood clot/ stop bleeding?
Tranexamic acid helps to reduce excessive bleeding during heavy menstrual cycle. It does not reduce fertility or ovulation, and is not known to cause leg cramps or, blood clot. Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use.

Mefenamic Acid

Q. Is mefenamic acid an antibiotic/ contain codeine?
No. Mefenamic acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat mild to moderate pain conditions and fever. It not an antibiotic and does not contain codeine.
Q. Is mefenamic acid a painkiller?
Yes. Mefenamic acid is mild to moderate painkiller drug.
Q. Is mefenamic acid safe?
Mefenamic acid is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is mefenamic acid good for toothache/ for back pain/ headache?
Yes, mefenamic acid can be used to relieve dental pain, back pain and headache.
Q. Does mefenamic acid stop periods/ stop bleeding?
Mefenamic acid is used for relieving pain that happens before or during a menstrual period. It does not stop periods or bleeding. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can I take mefenamic acid with naproxen/ paracetamol/ ibuprofen/ metronidazole/ with tramadol/ with tranexamic acid/ with sertraline/ amoxicillin?
Mefenamic acid may interact with the drugs mentioned above. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does mefenamic acid make you drowsy?
Mefenamic acid has a rare side effect of causing drowsiness. Always consult your doctor, if you experience such side effects.


Content on this page was last updated on 20 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)