Meftal (Mefenamic Acid)
What is Meftal (Mefenamic Acid) used for?
Meftal (Mefenamic Acid) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to treat patients suffering from pain or inflammation caused by a wide variety of conditions. It operates by blocking the action of hormones released in response to injury that cause these symptoms. Conditions that may be treated include arthritis, headaches, pain following surgery, dysmenorrhea, muscle pain, or pain following injury. Your physician may also recommend the use of this medication for other unlisted purposes.
How should I use Meftal (Mefenamic Acid)?
Meftal (Mefenamic Acid) is normally taken one to four times at a dosage of one tablets each day as required, but your individual instructions will be determined by your physician based on your age, weight, the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The doses should be swallowed whole along with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a meal is suggested if you experience nausea. Never change the form of the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Meftal (Mefenamic Acid)?
Side effects that may occur while using Meftal (Mefenamic Acid) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any worrying or intense side effects such as sensitive skin, easier bruising, fever, flu symptoms, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, painful urination, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Meftal (Mefenamic Acid) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, allergic to other NSAID medications, lactose intolerant, or if you have ulcerative colitis, severe heart failure, an active peptic ulcer, perforation of the intestines after using other NSAID medications, severe liver failure, or severe kidney failure. Also disclose if you have porphyrias, heart failure, diabetes, epilepsy, history of asthma, history of allergies, dehydration, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, high cholesterol, clotting disorders, intestinal disorders, decreased kidney function, decreased liver function, or if you are taking any other anticoagulant medicines. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Meftal (Mefenamic Acid). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.