meclofenamate


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meclofenamate

 [mek″lo-fen´ah-māt]
a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug used as the sodium salt in the treatment of rheumatic and nonrheumatic inflammatory disorders, pain, dysmenorrhea, hypermenorrhea, and vascular headaches; administered orally or rectally.

meclofenamate

An anthranilic-type NSAID, which is tightly bound to albumin, used for arthritic complaints, dysmenorrhoea and vascular headache.
 
T1/2
3–4 hours.

Excretion
Renal, gastrointestinal.

meclofenamate

Meclomen® Therapeutics An oral anthranilic-type NSAID excreted via the kidneys and GI tract. See NSAIDs.
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TABLE 1 Common NSAIDs and doses * Ibuprofen 800 mg 3x daily * Naproxen sodium 550 mg 2x daily * Mefenamic acid 500 mg 3x daily * Meclofenamate sodium 100 mg 3x daily Initiate therapy immediately prior to or on first day of menses, maintain recommended dose for 3 to 5 days, NSAIDs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
([dagger]) NSAIDs (diclofenac sodium, diclofenac potassium, diclofenac/misoprostol, etodolac, fenoprofen, flurbiprofen, ibuprofen, indomethacin, ketoprofen, ketorolac, meclofenamate, mefenamic acid, meloxicam, nabumetone, naproxen, oxaprozin, piroxicam, sulindac, tolmetin).
The symptomatic management of migraine commonly administers simple analgesics (e.g., aspirin and acetaminophen), combination analgesics (e.g., Midrin and Excedrin Migraine), butalbital-containing medications, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including naproxen sodium (Anaprox, Aleve), meclofenamate (Meclomen), ibuprofen (Advil), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), and ketorolac (Toradol).[44,67] In addition to the drugs mentioned above, muscle relaxants, antispasticity medications, dopamine antagonists, corticosteroids, and opioids may be suggested as backup agents when other medications do not provide headache relief.[44]