Mefenamic acid

What is Mefenamic acid?

This is the non steroidal anti inflammatory drug used for moderately severe pain particularly in dysmenorrhea.

Questions and answers on "Mefenamic acid"

can we give mefenamic acid and paracetamol together/

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, they can be given together.

Detailed Answer:

Hi
Welcome to HCM.

I appreciate your concern for the safety of this combination.

Mefenamic acid is a NSAID drug used to treat pain, fever, cramps, etc.
Paracetamol is an analgesic used to treat fever, headache, muscle pain,...

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for how many days will the withdrawal bleeding from primolute n last

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Brief Answer:
The withdrawal bleeding usually lasts upto 7 days

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to Healthcare magic.

I am Dr Rramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today.
The withdrawal bleeding after Primolut intake usually lasts upto 7 days.
If the bleeding is heavy consult your doctor...

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Hi i have my peroid at the moment but when i am goin to the toilet its quite painful to go . What should i do

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Mefenamic acid tablet

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Pain during periods is known as dysmenorrhea.
You can take mefenamic acid tablet two to three times a day for relief in pain.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
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Fever 103.8 , 2.5 yrs boy 15kg wt Dear Doc This is one of the very tensed mother writing to you. my 2.5 year old boy weighing 15kgs got 103.8 fever yesterday (11/09/2014). we went to a doc near by and she suggested us to give MEFTAL P 7.5 ml immediately and at the same time she asked us to insert suppository , we did the same. (that moment i thought this is imp and i should do it) we inserted the suppository *250mg) and today his fever is come down. but i am very tensed reading on the net regarding side effects etc. Doc can you help me by telling what medicines are good during fever, how to control fever , what precaution to be taken. is Meftal P good or bad. what is best for curing fever. Please help.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Looks like viral fever - Do not worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi....This seem like a viral illness. Fever of 1day or few hours need not be worried about. High temperature sometime can cause fever induced fits but it is highly unpredictable. My advice is never panic for high fever...

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Hello doctor,
my son age 6 , 25kg weight, he is having fever 102F its 3rd day,

day1: we gave calpal oral suspension 10ml in 6 hour gap,

day2 : fever was continuing, in some interval, so we approached near by clinic, and doctor suggested below medicine
1. Mefenamic acid suspension 5ml : 1-1-1
2. Phenylephrine & Chlorpheniramine : 5ml : 1-1-1
3. Amoxicillin & potassium clavulanate : 5ml : 1-0-1
4: ondansetron 10ml, 30 mins before, taking food

Day3(today): we continued as prescribed by doctor from near by clinic,but today he is having 7 times loose motion(diareah,greenish yellow & very watery), and  5 times vomitted, fever is also not dropped,

I doubting something is not correct and doctor mentioned mefenamic acid suspension is replacement for calpal to drop fever quickly, but looks it's not working, I doubt it's not looking fever controlling medicine,

Please suggest the best to recover

Thanks in advance.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Antibiotic associated diarrhea

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Let me mention that the greenish diarrhea that you observe in your child is due to antibiotic associated diarrhea. Most often the fevers...

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My 1 year old child has fever, and my doctor prescribed mefenamic acid suspension, and amoxycillin and pottasium clavlanate oral suspension IP. He didnt prescribed any paracetamol. Will mefenamic acid suspension suit my child? Is there any side effects for this drugs?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Do not use Mefenamic acid please

Detailed Answer:
Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic. Greetings from XXXXXXX

Fever of few days without any localizing signs could as well a viral illness. Usually rather than fever, what is more important is the activity of the child,...

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Hello
I am XXXX and my 10 month old son has viral fever and for past 6 hours his temp has not reduced from 101.3 consulted Fid peadiatrician and doctor has prescribed for below

Metacin (paracetamol) 6 ml drops every 4 hours and mefenamic acid suspension 3 ML every 4 hours and mefenamic to be given ONLY if fever doesn't come down after an hour of paracetamol . Is it safe to give these 2 medicines every 4 hours ?? And will there be any side effects

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
The benefits outweigh the risks.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Viral fevers are frequently seen in children. The temperature needs to be controlled anyhow, whether by tepid sponging or by the use of medicines like paracetamol or mefenamic acid (more...

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What is the best use of Ponstan Suspension 50Mg/5ml (Mefenamic Acid)?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Pain killer

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query.

Mefenamic acid is used as a pain killer, it is non steroidal anti inflammatory drug.
Some other uses are to reduce bleeding from menstruation, and for high grade fever.

Hope I helped...

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I have bad diarrhea & stomach cramps the doctor gave me Meftal Forte for it, is it good for what I have, email : YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
it is a pain killer to help with the stomach cramps

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Meftal forte is a combination of paracetamol and mefenamic acid. Both of these are pain killers.
Mefenamic acid is in the same family of drugs as medications such as ibuprofen...

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Hello Doctors, my daughter has been prescribed 7ml of Meftal-P , she is 14 kg and 2 year 4 months old. The bottle I have says 100mg of Mefenamic acid per 5ml. Is the dose suitable for her? I have given her 7ml 11:30pm, 7ml 10:30am, 7 ml 5:15pm and...

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