Mefenamic Acid

Information about Mefenamic Acid

Mefenamic Acid Uses

Mefenamic Acid is used for pain relief. It relieves pain in conditions like period pain, headache, muscle pain, joint pain or dental pain.

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

Vomiting, Nausea, Indigestion, Diarrhea, Heartburn, Loss of appetite
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Available Medicine for Mefenamic Acid

MeftalBlue Cross Laboratories Ltd
20 to ₹335 variant(s)
Mefkind-PMankind Pharma Ltd
331 variant(s)
MefanormSerum Institute Of India Ltd
331 variant(s)
Ibuclin PDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
32 to ₹352 variant(s)
MefastZuventus Healthcare Ltd
341 variant(s)
RxmefVeritaz Healthcare Ltd
311 variant(s)
New ZydolJenburkt Pharmaceuticals Ltd
321 variant(s)
MefalginAnthus Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
18 to ₹252 variant(s)
PonstanPfizer Ltd
191 variant(s)
OsraBennet Pharmaceuticals Limited
201 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

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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