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Femidol 500 mg/250 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Femidol 500 mg/250 mg Tablet is a combination medicine used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding and menstrual pain. It prevents the breakdown of blood clots to control excessive bleeding during periods. It also blocks the production of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation.

Femidol 500 mg/250 mg Tablet may cause side effects like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, loss of appetite, nasal congestion, headache, tiredness and musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain. It may cause diarrhea, so its better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration.

Femidol Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nasal congestion
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Stomach pain
  • Sinus pain
  • Sinus inflammation

How to use Femidol Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Femidol Tablet works

Femidol 500 mg/250 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Tranexamic Acid and Mefenamic Acid. Tranexamic Acid is an anti-fibrinolytic. It works by preventing the breakdown of blood clots to control excessive bleeding during periods. Mefenamic Acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Femidol Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Femidol 500 mg/250 mg Tablet Taking Mefenamic acid with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Femidol 500 mg/250 mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Femidol 500 mg/250 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Femidol 500 mg/250 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Femidol 500 mg/250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Femidol 500 mg/250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Femidol 500 mg/250 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Femidol 500 mg/250 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Femidol 500 mg/250 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Femidol 500 mg/250 mg Tablet helps relieve menstrual pain and abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • Your doctor will prescribe the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time necessary to relieve your symptoms.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Take it on the first day of a heavy period. Taking it before or after will not have any benefit.
  • Inform your doctor if  there is no improvement in your bleeding after using this medicine for three consecutive menstrual periods.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of kidney or liver disease.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Femidol

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Menstrual camps and heavy menstrual periods
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
Get an ultrasound done to rule out any pathology in the uterus or ovaries. You can take med for pain. Consult a gynae nearby
Suddenly heavy menstrual bleeding
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Tablet tranexa 500mg thrice a fay
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FAQs

Q. What is Femidol?

Femidol is a combination of two medicines: Tranexamic Acid and Mefenamic Acid. This medication is used to treat pain and is used to treat heavy bleeding during menstrual cycle (monthly periods) in women.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Femidol?

Yes, it is considered to be harmful for patients with severe kidney failure, active intravascular clotting (obstruction in the blood flow due to blood clots), and color vision disorders.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Femidol?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References
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