Ponstel is used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain. It is also used in the treatment of menstrual cramps and pain. It is NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug).
It works by blocking certain substances which cause inflammation. Ponstel only relieves the symptoms of pain and inflammation but do not treat the disease. It is available in capsule form, only with your doctor’s prescription.
2 What to Know Before Using
If you are about to start Ponstel, speak with your doctor about what you need to know.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any food, preservatives, dyes, or had an allergic reaction when you used this drug before.
There are no adequate studies done which prove its harmful effects on children. However, safety and efficacy have not been established for girls below 14 years of age.
This medicine does not cause any different side effects or problem than it does in younger adults. However, it should be used with caution in a patient with age-related kidney diseases as they may require an adjustment in doses.
It is a category C drug. It is not safe to use during pregnancy as it may cause harm to an unborn baby. Do not use it in last trimester of pregnancy (last 3 months of pregnancy). Consult your doctor and discuss the benefits and risks of using Mefenamic acid while you are pregnant.
Mefenamic acid passes into breast milk. It is safe not to breastfeed while using Mefenamic acid. If you are using Mefenamic acid while nursing, discuss it with your doctor for possible risk factors.
Mefenamic acid interacts with many drugs. It should not be used with several drugs. Your doctor should be informed of any other medicine which you are taking as he/she may change the dosage or drug. Some of them are listed below:
It may cause stomach ulcers or bleeding. It increases risk if you have a past history of stomach ulcers if you are a smoker, drink alcohol daily, has a poor health or you are above 60 years of age. It can cause liver diseases.
Inform your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms such as:
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