- Mefenamic acid
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Used for short periods to relieve different types of pain,
including menstrual pain.
You should not use this medicine if you have had an
allergic reaction to mefenamic acid, aspirin, or other pain and arthritis medicines, such
as Motrin®, Aleve® or Naprosyn®, Indocin®, or Clinoril®. The reaction may have
included wheezing or trouble breathing, hives, rash, or swelling in the face.
- Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
- Take your tablets with a full glass of water.
- If the medicine upsets your stomach, take it with food,
milk, or antacids (such as Maalox® or Mylanta®).
- Store your medicine at room temperature, away from heat,
moisture, and direct light.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
If you miss a dose:
- Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until
then to take your medicine and skip the missed dose.
- You should not use two doses at the same time
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other
medicine including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- You should not use this medicine with aspirin or products
that contain aspirin, naproxen (Aleve®), or ibuprofen (Advil® or Motrin®).
- Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medicine.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking Coumadin®.
- Talk with your doctor before taking this medicine if you are
pregnant, breastfeeding, or have heart disease, high blood pressure, liver or kidney
disease, blood disorders, or ulcers or other stomach problems.
- You should not use mefenamic acid for more than 7 days
unless your doctor tells you to.
- Ulcers and stomach bleeding are sometimes caused by this
type of medicine. These problems can happen without warning signs. You may need to see
your doctor for regular check-ups while you are taking this medicine.
For further information to ask own physician.