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Mef 250 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Mef Tablet

Mef 250 mg Tablet is used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain in conditions like menstrual pain, headache, muscle pain, joint pain or dental pain. It effectively alleviates pain and inflammation. It is sometimes used to prevent migraines associated with menstruation.

Mef 250 mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. Inform your doctor if you have any history of heart disease or stroke.

Vomiting, stomach pain, nausea and indigestion are some of the common side effects that might be observed on taking this medicine. It may also cause dizziness, drowsiness or visual disturbances. Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components, if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.

Uses of Mef Tablet

Mef Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite

How to use Mef 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. Mef 250 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Mef Tablet works

Mef 250 mg Tablet 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).

Mef Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Mef 250 mg Tablet Taking Mefenamic acid with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mef 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
Mef 250 mg Tablet 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.
Driving
UNSAFE
Mef 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
Mef 250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mef 250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Mef 250 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Mef 250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mef 250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • It should be taken with food or milk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
  • It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long time.
  • Mef 250 mg Tablet can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Mef with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Mef

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Dear doctor my wife is 4 month pregnant since afternoon she is suffering from head ache , can you please suggest me what should be done
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
Tablet Crocin pain relief can. E given
Plz dr. suggest me periods pain reliefer tablet which available easily at store.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
You can take govern tablets for pain relief
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FAQs

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 Mef a painkiller?

Yes. Mef is mild to moderate painkiller drug

Q. Is Mef safe?

Mef is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Mef good for toothache/ for back pain/ headache?

Yes, Mef can be used to relieve dental pain, back pain and headache

Q. Does Mef stop periods/ stop bleeding?

Mef 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/ withtramadol/ 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 require

Q. Does Mef make you drowsy?

Mef has a rare side effect of causing drowsiness. Always consult your doctor, if you experience such side effects.

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References
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