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Composition for MEFALTH

Mefenamic Acid(100 mg)

food interaction for MEFALTH

alcohol interaction for MEFALTH

pregnancy interaction for MEFALTH

lactation interaction for MEFALTH

It is better to take Mefalth 100mg suspension with food.
Taking Mefenamic acid with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
Mefalth 100mg suspension 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.
Mefalth 100mg suspension is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Mefenamic Acid(100 mg)


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

Mefalth 100mg suspension 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


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Expert advice for MEFALTH

  • Do not take mefenamic acid If you are allergic to it or other NSAIDs.
  • Do not take this drug if you have a stomach ulcer or bleeding or had these conditions in the past.
  • Please tell your doctor if you are taking or recently have taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

Frequently asked questions for MEFALTH

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 04 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)