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    Mefenamic Acid

    Information about Mefenamic Acid

    Mefenamic acid uses

    Mefenamic Acid is used in fever, arthralgia, myalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post operative pain and pain during menstruation.

    How mefenamic acid works

    Mefenamic acid 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).

    Common side effects of mefenamic acid

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

    Available Medicine for Mefenamic Acid

    • ₹19 to ₹32
      Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹29
      Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹31
      Serum Institute Of India Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹30
      Mankind Pharma Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹31
      Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹32
      Veritaz Healthcare Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹39
      Jenburkt Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹30
      Seagull Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹19
      Pfizer Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹35
      P & B Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Mefenamic Acid

    • 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.
    • Mefenamic Acid 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Mefenamic Acid

    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
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    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 04 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)