MEFAST D TABLET


Overview

Uses of Mefast D Tablet

MEFAST D TABLET is used in the treatment of menstrual pain and colicky pain. It relieves colicky pain associated with intestinal, biliary, and ureteric colic.

Mefast D Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Nervousness
  • Blurred vision
  • Heartburn

How to use Mefast D 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. MEFAST D TABLET is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Mefast D Tablet works

MEFAST D TABLET is a combination of two medicines: Dicyclomine and Mefenamic Acid. Dicyclomine is an anticholinergic which works by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms), thereby relieving cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort. Mefenamic Acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause abdominal pain and inflammation (swelling). Together, they relieve menstrual cramps and colicky pain.

Mefast D Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Mefenamic acid with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
MEFAST D 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
MEFAST D TABLET is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
MEFAST D TABLET may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
MEFAST D TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of MEFAST D TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of MEFAST D TABLET is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
MEFAST D TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of MEFAST D TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed MEFAST D TABLET to relieve menstrual pain (cramps) and colicky pain.
  • It should preferably be taken with food.
  • If you get diarrhea while taking this medicine, stop taking it and consult your doctor.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or visual disturbances. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking MEFAST D TABLET as it can cause excessive drowsiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.

FAQs

Q. Is it safe to use Mefast D?
Mefast D is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause some common unwanted side effects like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, loss of appetite, dryness in mouth, weakness, sleepiness and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any persistent problem due to the medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.
Q. Can I stop taking Mefast D when my pain is relieved?
Mefast D is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when your pain is relieved. However, Mefast D should be continued if your doctor has advised you to do so.
Q. Can the use of Mefast D cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Mefast D can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to your doctor.
Q. Can the use of Mefast D cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Mefast D can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Mefast D?
The use of Mefast D is considered harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine or in patients with known allergy to other painkillers (NSAIDs). The use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of stomach ulcers or in patients with active, recurrent stomach ulcer or bleeding. It should also be avoided in patients with a history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
Q. Can the use of Mefast D cause damage to kidneys?
Yes, long-term use of Mefast D can cause damage to the kidneys. Normal kidneys produce a chemical called prostaglandins that protect them from damage. Use of painkillers lower the levels of prostaglandins in the body, which leads to kidney damage on long-term use. Use of painkillers is not recommended to patients with underlying kidney disease.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Mefast D can lead to increased chances of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Mefast D?
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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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