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Composition for MEFALTH

Mefenamic Acid(500 mg)

food interaction for MEFALTH

alcohol interaction for MEFALTH

pregnancy interaction for MEFALTH

lactation interaction for MEFALTH

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Mefalth 500mg tablet with food.
Taking Mefenamic acid with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
UNSAFE
Mefalth 500mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Mefalth 500mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for MEFALTH

Mefenamic Acid(500 mg)

Uses

Mefalth 500mg tablet is used in the treatment of headache, osteoarthritis, dental pain, menstrual pain, post operative pain and muscular pain.

How it works

Mefalth 500mg tablet 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/ 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 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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 27 January, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)