Thanks for the queryCrocin
and it is the safest antipyratic. It can be use even below one year of age, infact it is the only antipyratic which can be used in small children. Meftal p contains Mefenemic acid, it is a NSAID
and it has a propensity to cause gastric problem including ulcer. Off course Meftal-p
bring down temp. fast and to a lower level in comparison to paracetamol, but first choice is always paracetamol and tepid sponging. Meftal-p can be use only when paracetamol and sponging fails and temp is high.It should always be used with food and antacid
I hope this answers your query well.