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Is meftal tablet having to get relief from back pain causing diarrhea ?

Hi My father is taking meftal 500 tablet for past 6 months to get relive from back pain , and now past 1 month he is often getting diarrhea . Is it side effect of meftal ??
Asked On : Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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Meftal is a NSAID (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug) used for the treatment of moderate pain. Most often this drug is prescribed for a 7-day course of treatment.

Side effects of Meftal are rashes, diarrhea, stomach problems. If your father is an older adult, has kidney problems, heart failure, or taking other medications (diuretics or an ACE inhibitor), he should use this medication with caution.

Your father should contact his primary physician. There are other drugs that are in this class that can be used.

Be well,
Dr. Kimberly
Answered: Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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