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TANDEM M 500MG/250MG TABLET

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Composition FOR TANDEM M

Tranexamic Acid(500 mg),Mefenamic Acid(250 mg)

food interaction for TANDEM M

alcohol interaction for TANDEM M

pregnancy interaction for TANDEM M

lactation interaction for TANDEM M

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Mefenamic acid with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
UNSAFE
Tandem m 500mg/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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR TANDEM M

Tranexamic Acid(500 mg)

Uses

Tranexamic Acid is used in the treatment of bleeding

How it works

Tranexamic Acid prevents the breakdown of clots and stops bleeding

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Hypersensitivity reaction, Allergic reaction, Arterial hypotension (low blood pressure), Decreased urination
Mefenamic Acid(250 mg)

Uses

Mefenamic Acid is used in the treatment of headache, osteoarthritis, dental pain, menstrual pain, post operative pain and muscular pain

How it works

Mefenamic Acid blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, pain, and fever.

Common side effects

Drowsiness, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Headache, Heartburn, Nausea, Stomach upset, Vomiting

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Expert advice FOR TANDEM M

Do not take tranexamic acid:
  • before the start of menstruation.
  • If you are a woman >45 years of age 
  • If you are allergic to tranexamic acid or any of the ingredients of this medicine
Do not continue tranexamic acid and consult your doctor If you experience skin rashes or other serious symptoms like swelling of face, lips and throat causing breathlessness or difficulty swallowing, as this may denote allergy. 
  • Consult your  doctor if menstrual bleeding is not reduced after three menstrual cycles.
  • To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your vision may need to be tested while you are using tranexamic acid. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Frequently asked questions FOR TANDEM M

Tranexamic Acid

Q. Is tranexamic acid a NSAID/steroid/a blood thinner/painkiller?
No, tranexamic acid belongs to a class of medications called antifibrinolytic, which are used to prevent the breakdown of blood clots in the body, thereby reducing bleeding. It is not an NSAID, steroid, blood thinner, or pain-killer

Q. Is tranexamic acid an over the counter drug?
No, it is available as a prescription drug

Q. Is tranexamic acid FDA approved?
Yes, tranexamic acid is approved by FDA, and marketed in most countries

Q. Can I take tranexamic acid with ibuprofen/ paracetamol/ Cerazette (progesterone alone contraceptive pill)/ norethisterone/ mefanamic acid/ diclofenac/ Provera (medroxyprogesterone) /antibiotics?
Cerazette (progesterone alone contraceptive pill)/ norethisterone/ Provera (medroxyprogesterone) are contraindicated with tranexamic acid. No clinically observed drug interaction has been reported with paracetamol, ibuprofen or diclofenac. Please consult your doctor when using concomitantly

Q. How long can I take Tranexamic acid?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor

Q. Does tranexamic acid stop period/ period pain?
Tranexamic acid helps to reduce excessive bleeding during heavy menstrual cycle. It may not reduce the pain associated with periods

Q. Does tranexamic acid affect ovulation/fertility/ heels cramp/cause a blood clot/ stop bleeding?
Tranexamic acid helps to reduce excessive bleeding during heavy menstrual cycle. It does not reduce fertility or ovulation, and is not known to cause leg cramps or, blood clot. Always follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

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 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)