Mefenamic Acid 500mg

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Mefenamic acid belongs to the class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It is used for the relief of numerous types of pain or discomfort, but primarily period pain. It can also be prescribed to postpartum women.

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What is the acid Mefenamic?
Mefenamic acid belongs to the class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It is used for the relief of numerous types of pain or discomfort, but primarily period pain. It can also be prescribed to postpartum women.

How is Mefenamic acid utilized?
Mefenamic acid contains an active ingredient that relieves pain or inflammation within the body.

What are the advantages of Mefenamic acid?
Periods vary from woman to woman, but for some, they can be extremely uncomfortable and painful and last for a long time.

Taking Mefenamic acid to alleviate this pain enables women to go about their daily lives, regardless of where they are in their menstrual cycle.

How do I use Mefenamic acid?
Mefenamic acid is only available by prescription. Always follow your physician’s instructions and read the medication’s patient information leaflet.

Do not crush or chew the tablets; instead, swallow them whole with water. It is recommended to take these tablets during or immediately after a meal, and your doctor will determine the dosage based on the nature and severity of the condition you’re attempting to treat.

Mefenamic acid dosage
Mefenamic acid contains an anti-inflammatory agent, and the tablets and capsules are available in a range of dosages. The normal dose for adults is 500 mg three times a day (1500 mg total), but doctors frequently prescribe a lower dose for those aged 70 or older.

If you take an excessive amount of Mefenamic acid, you should contact your doctor immediately and be aware that side effects may occur. If you forget to take it, take it as soon as you remember, as long as it is not too close to your next scheduled dose. You should never double your dose to compensate for a missed one.

Side effects & precautions
Before taking Mefenamic acid, always consult your physician first. Mefenamic acid should not be taken if any of the following apply:

Have a history of stomach bleeding or perforation that may be associated with NSAID (naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac) or aspirin use.
Are allergic to mefenamic acid or any of the other ingredients
Have a history of aspirin, ibuprofen, or NSAID allergy,
Have a history of or active stomach or intestinal disorders, such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, gastrointestinal cancers, or diverticulitis.
suffer from severe heart failure
Have severe liver or kidney failure
Are in your final three months of pregnancy?
Have recently undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery Are taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., naproxen, diclofenac) for pain relief
Anticoagulants, such as warfarin, are used to prevent blood clots.
Your prescription of Mefenamic acid may also be affected by the following, so you should inform your doctor if any of the following apply to you:

Asthma sufferers or those with a history of asthma
Are an older person
Are afflicted with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease?
Systemic lupus erythematosus carrier (SLE)
Known to be a poor CYP2C9 metabolizer.
Kidney disease and dehydration affect you.
Experiencing liver disease
Have diabetes
Have a history of heart disease or stroke, or suspect you may be at risk for these conditions
Consistently take a pain reliever for headaches over an extended period of time.
Have a bleeding disorder or if you will undergo a major operation if you:
Have epilepsy
Are taking any other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., ibuprofen, diclofenac) Are taking any other anti-inflammatory drugs, including steroids
Are taking aspirin or blood-thinning medications? Are taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants?
Mefenamic acid can influence or be influenced by other medications, as is the case with the majority of medications containing active ingredients. The following medications may cause you to experience this side effect:

75 mg of low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke
Certain medications used to treat heart conditions are known as cardiac glycosides and corticosteroids.
Certain antidepressants, including lithium, are antihypertensives and ACE inhibitors, which are used to treat high blood pressure.
Quinolone antibiotics
Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide are diuretics.
Anti-platelet agents (used to prevent blood clots)
Tacrolimus, an immunosuppressant drug, is used to suppress the immune system.
The drug zidovudine is used to treat AIDS and HIV infection.
Aminoglycoside antibiotics
Probenecid is utilized to treat gout.
Some diabetic medications, including (e.g. glipizide, and glibenclamide).
If you are taking any of the above medications, you should inform your doctor so that he or she can determine whether Mefenamic acid is the best treatment option for you.

Before administering Mefenamic acid to a pregnant woman, a physician should be consulted. It is not suitable for women in their final three months of pregnancy, but the effects on the baby during the first six months are unknown. This indicates that it is not typically prescribed, but your doctor may do so if they deem it necessary. However, you should not take Mefenamic acid if you are attempting to conceive, as the drug will make it more challenging.

If you are breastfeeding, you should be aware that Mefenamic acid can pass into your breast milk; therefore, you should not take this medication unless your doctor specifically instructs you to do so.

The most frequent adverse effects of Mefenamic acid include:

wind, diarrhoea or constipation,
Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.
Sore lips and/or mouth
gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, and abdominal pain/discomfort
Blood found in the faeces or urine
Stools that are dripping with oil
Pancreatic, stomach, small intestine, or colon inflammation
Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects and they persist or worsen. Additionally, you should contact your doctor immediately if you experience any severe side effects, such as bloody vomiting, a severe skin reaction, or difficulty breathing.

Where can I purchase Mefenamic acid online?
You can buy Mefenamic acid online with confidence from My London Pharmacy. Before your order can be filled, you must first undergo an online consultation with a pharmacist. The online consultation will determine if Mefenamic acid is the appropriate treatment for your medical condition.

Mefenamic acid is frequently used to alleviate the discomfort and pain associated with a woman’s period. If you have an upcoming important event and would like to delay your period, you can try Norethisterone. Norethisterone has the ability to delay your period by up to 17 days. This will allow you to participate in celebrations and other events that would be very inconvenient during your period. Norethisterone is available for purchase from My London Pharmacy with a valid prescription. If you do not have a prescription, our prescriber service may be able to help you obtain one.

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