What is this medicine used for?
For the relief of mild to moderate pain including headache, dental pain, pain after childbirth or surgery, primary dysmenorrhea or menorrhagia (heavy menstrual period) due to dysfunctional causes
For the relief of pain associated with muscoskeletal and joint disorders including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
How much and how often should you use this medicine?
Just like other NSAIDs, the lowest effective dose should be used for the shortest possible time.
- Orally, preferably with food.
Adults and Adolescents older than 14 years: 1 tablet every 8 hours as needed or as directed by a doctor
For the relief of dysmenorrhea and premenstrual syndrome (PMS): 1 tablet every 8 hours while symptoms persist (“period pains” and other associated symptoms) or as directed by a doctor.
Do not take this medicine continuously for more than 10 days unless directed by a doctor.
Warnings and Precautions
Mefenamic acid may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infraction and stroke, which can be fatal. All NSAIDs may have a similar risk. This risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk.
NSAIDs including mefenamic acid, cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal adverse events including bleeding, ulceration and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients are at a greater risk of serious gastrointestinal events.
The risk of heart attack or stroke may increase if you use more than or longer than directed.
Do not take more than 7 days unless directed by a physician.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a doctor before use.
Known hypersensitivity to mefenamic acid, aspirin or NSAIDs or to any ingredient in the product
Patients who have experienced asthma, urticaria, or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. Sever, rarely fatal, anaphylactoid reactions to NSAIDs have been reported in such patients.
History of gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation related to previous NSAID therapy
Previous or active ulceration or chrnoic inflammation of either the upper or lower gastrointestinal tract
History of diarrhea with previous mefenamic acid therapy
Severe cardiac, hepatic or renal disease
During the last trimester of pregnancy
Contraindicated in the treatment of perioperative pain in the setting of coronary artery by pass graft (CABG) surgery.
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