mefenamic acid


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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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Collins continued, "We are also pleased to receive regulatory approval from the FDA for Mefenamic Acid Capsules, a generic version of Ponstel capsules.
Comparison of effects of ginger, mefenamic acid, and ibuprofen on pain in women with primary dysmenorrhea.
A Boots spokesman admitted: "A prescription was presented for metformin tablets and, in error, he received mefenamic acid tablets.
For example, fewer than 150 individuals failed the mefenamic acid or phenylbutazone duration screen in any State or year.
The common NSAIDs still requiring a prescription are naproxen (Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), indomethacin (Indocin), tolmetin sodium (Tolectin), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), diflunisal (Dolobid), and diclofenac sodium (Voltaren).
Tenders are invited for purchase the medicines (1 Sypdextromethorphan Hbr 15 Mg + Chlorpheniramine Maleate 2 Mg + Phenylephrine Hcl5 Mg/5 Ml (2 Efpodoxime 50 Mg/5 Ml Dry Syrup (30 Ml),Tab drotaverin Ehcl 80 mg + mefenamic acid 500 Mg,Tab Ciprofloxacin 500 Mg + Tinidazole 600 Mg etc
The study comparing Chamomilla matricaria (chamomile) to mefenamic acid (MA) for premenstrual syndrome found:
10] Mefenamic acid and naproxen have been shown to reduce blood loss by 30-50%, and only need to be taken during the menstrual period.
Under the terms of the agreement, Prasco will market and distribute Mefenamic Acid Capsules, USP 250 mg, the Authorized Generic version of Ponstel[sup.
In severe cases your GP may prescribe mefenamic acid, a painkiller that also reduces the amount of bleeding.
5 years) with primary dysmenorrhea were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, ginger powder (250 mg 4 times per day), mefenamic acid (250 mg 4 times per day), or ibuprofen (400 mg 4 times per day), beginning at the start of menstruation and continuing for three days.