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mefenamic acid

 [mĕ″fĕ-nam´ic]
a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug used to treat and prevent mild to moderate pain, inflammation, dysmenorrhea, and vascular headache.

mefenamic acid

/me·fe·nam·ic ac·id/ (mef″ah-nam´ik) a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug used to treat or prevent pain, inflammation, dysmenorrhea, and vascular headache.

mefenamic acid

(mĕf′ə-năm′ĭk)
n.
A crystalline compound, C15H15NO2, used as an anti-inflammatory drug and as an analgesic.

mefenamic acid

[mef′ənam′ik]
a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agent and analgesic.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of mild to moderate pain, including dysmenorrhea.
contraindications GI ulceration or inflammation, impaired renal function, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. It is prescribed with caution for patients with asthma.
adverse effects Dyspepsia and diarrhea are the most common adverse effects. Other GI symptoms, dizziness, drowsiness, or skin rash occasionally occurs. Severe blood dyscrasias develop rarely.

mefenamic acid

A NON-STERODIAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG (NSAID) and painkilling (analgesic) drug used to treat arthritis, and menstrual disorders. Brand names are Meflam and Ponstan.

mefenamic acid

; Ponstan non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug indicated for mild/moderate pain relief in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and postoperative analgesia

mefenamic acid

(mef´ənam´ik),
n brand name: Ponstel;
drug class: nonsteroidal antiinflammatory;
action: inhibits prostaglandin synthesis by interfering with cyclooxygenase needed for biosynthesis; possesses analgesic, antiinflammatory, antipyretic properties;
uses: mild to moderate pain, dysmenorrhea, inflammatory disease.

mefenamic acid

a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent with analgesic and antipyretic activity, used for relief of mild to moderate pain.
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During the third menstrual cycle, these women were given one capsule of mefenamic acid every eight hours for three days.
One-hundred and twenty-two participants were equally divided into two groups: the mefenamic acid group (n = 61) and the exercise group (n = 61).
Ten of these were treated with mefenamic acid by using a mini-pump under their skin for one month, while the other 10 mice were treated in the same way with a placebo.
The most commonly prescribed NSAIDs were flurbiprofen prescribed by 40% respondents, Paracetamol 16%, Nimesulide 14%, ibuprofen 10%, diclofenac and naproxen 8% and mefenamic acid 4%, and 96% patients who were using analgesics felt reduction in pain.
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The initial, maximum and final degradation temperatures of HPC, mefenamic acid and HPC-mefenamic acid conjugates were drawn from thermogravimetric (TG) and derivative TG curves and compared to access relative thermal stability.
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