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    Mefenamic Acid + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

    Information about Mefenamic Acid + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

    Mefenamic acid + paracetamol/acetaminophen uses

    Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is used for pain relief and fever. It relieves pain and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and menstrual pain. It is also used to treat mild to moderate pain.

    How mefenamic acid + paracetamol/acetaminophen works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Mefenamic Acid and Paracetamol/Acetaminophen. 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 + paracetamol/acetaminophen

    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Indigestion, Loss of appetite, Heartburn
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    Frequently asked questions for Mefenamic Acid + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

    Mefenamic Acid + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

    Q. Is it safe to use Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

    Yes, Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is safe to use in most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause some unwanted common side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, heartburn, diarrhea and other uncommon and rare side effects. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem due to the medication.

    Q. Can Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen be stopped when the pain is relieved?

    Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when the pain is relieved. However, if advised by the doctor, it should be continued for the recommended time period.

    Q. Can the use of Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen cause nausea and vomiting?

    Yes, the use of Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with the medicine. In the case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small and frequent sips. Talk to the doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to your doctor.

    Q. Can the use of Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen cause dizziness?

    Yes, the use of Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better. Do not drive or use any machines.

    Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

    The use of Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine or in patients with known allergy to other painkillers (NSAIDs). The use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of stomach ulcer or in patients with active, recurrent stomach ulcer/bleeding. It should also be avoided in patients with a history of liver or kidney disease.

    Q. Can I take Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with Vitamin B-complex?

    Yes, Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can be taken with Vitamin B-complex preparations. While Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen helps to relieve pain, Vitamin B-complex can help correct the vitamin deficiency that might be causing the underlying painful condition.

    Q. Can the use of Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen cause damage to kidneys?

    Yes, the long-term use of Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can cause damage to the kidneys. Normal kidneys produce a chemical called prostaglandins that protect the kidneys from damage. Use of painkillers lower the levels of prostaglandins in the body which leads to kidney damage on long-term use. Use of painkillers is not recommended to patients with underlying kidney disease.

    Q. Is it safe to take a higher than the recommended dose of Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

    No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can increase the risks of side effects like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, diarrhea and can also damage the kidneys on long-term use. 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 storage condition for Mefenamic Acid+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 20 November, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)