Ponstan 250mg Tablet

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Pfizer Ltd

Composition for Ponstan 250mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Fever, Arthralgia (joint pain), Muscle pain
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Alcohol
19.53
₹1.95/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Ponstan Tablet

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Uses of Ponstan Tablet

Ponstan 250mg Tablet is used in fever, arthralgia, muscle pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post operative pain and pain during menstruation.
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Side effects of Ponstan Tablet

Common

Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Epigastric pain, Flatulence, Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion.

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How to use Ponstan 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. It is better to take Ponstan 250mg Tablet with food.

How Ponstan Tablet works

Ponstan 250mg 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).

In Depth Information on Ponstan Tablet

Expert advice for Ponstan Tablet

  • 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.
  • Ponstan 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Ponstan 250mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Mefenamic acid with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ponstan 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Ponstan 250mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human
studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Ponstan 250mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affe
ct your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Ponstan 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ponstan 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Ponstan 250mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Ponstan 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ponstan 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Neemact 100mg Tablet MD, Nimlin MD 100mg Tablet, ANALGIN 500MG TABLET, Nyci 100mg Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Ponstan 250mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for 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
Yes. Ponstan is mild to moderate painkiller drug
Ponstan is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Yes, Ponstan can be used to relieve dental pain, back pain and headache
Ponstan 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
Ponstan has a rare side effect of causing drowsiness. Always consult your doctor, if you experience such side effects.
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