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Mefsid 40mg/250mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Mefsid Tablet

Mefsid 40mg/250mg Tablet is used in the treatment of abdominal pain.

Mefsid Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Feeling thirsty
  • Heartburn

How to use Mefsid 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. Mefsid 40mg/250mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Mefsid Tablet works

Mefsid 40mg/250mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Drotaverine and Mefenamic Acid, which relieves abdominal pain and cramps. Drotaverine is an anti-spasmodic medicine which relieves contractions (spasms) associated with smooth muscles in the abdomen. Mefenamic Acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause abdominal pain and inflammation (swelling).

Mefsid Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Mefenamic acid with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Mefsid 40mg/250mg 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
No information is available on the use of Mefsid 40mg/250mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Mefsid 40mg/250mg Tablet may cause vertigo.
Kidney
CAUTION
Mefsid 40mg/250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mefsid 40mg/250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Mefsid 40mg/250mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Mefsid 40mg/250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mefsid 40mg/250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Mefsid 40mg/250mg Tablet helps relieve abdominal pain.
  • Take it with food to prevent an upset stomach.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Mefsid 40mg/250mg Tablet as it can cause excessive drowsiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • If you get diarrhea while taking this medicine, you should stop taking it and consult your doctor.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney and liver function if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Mefsid

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Sir,as soon as I eat something I have a tendency to go to toilet and gas passes following food,stool is semi solid,mild abdominal pain,what may be the problem sir?
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Bandy plus once daily in night for 3 night onlyAlso take omez d once daily empty stomach for 5 days in morning
Persistent abdominal pain from last one week. Feeling a bit nauseated with signs of frequent diarrhea.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Drotin once daily for 1 weekmetron forte 400 mg twice daily for 3 daysrabekind DSR once daily in empty stomach for 1 week
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FAQs

Q. What is Mefsid?

Mefsid is a combination of two medicines: Drotaverine and Mefenamic acid. This medication helps to relieve abdominal pain. Drotaverine relieves muscle spasms associated with smooth muscles in the abdomen. Mefenamic Acid works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (swelling).

Q. Is it safe to use Mefsid?

Yes, Mefsid is safe for most of the patients with abdominal pain. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, dryness in the mouth, weakness, sleepiness and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can I stop taking Mefsid when my pain is relieved?

Mefsid is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when your pain is relieved. However, Mefsid should be continued if your physician has advised you to do so.

Q. Can the use of Mefsid cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Mefsid can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small and frequent sips. Also, avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with the medicine. Talk to your doctor if you have vomiting persists and you notice any signs of dehydration like less urination with dark coloured and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q. Can the use of Mefsid cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Mefsid 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. Avoid spicy, salty and acidic foods (like lemons).

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, do not take a higher than the recommended dose of Mefsid as it can increase the risks 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 recommended storage conditions for Mefsid?

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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