What is the medicine used for?
- For the relief of mild to moderate pain including headache, dental pain, pain after childbirth or surgery, primary dysmenorrhea, and menorrhagia (heavy menstrual period) due to dysfunctional causes
- For the relief of pain associated with muscoskeletal and joint disorders including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
What is in the medicine?
Each film-coated tablet contains:
|Mefenamic Acid||250 mg|
This product contains mefenamic acid which belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Like other NSAIDs, mefenamic acid works by changing the body’s chemical response to pain, swelling and fever, resulting in relief of symptoms of inflammation (e.g. swelling, redness) and relief of pain.
How much and how often should you use this medicine?
- Like other NSAIDs, the lowest effective dose should be used for the shortest possible time.
- This medicine is given orally and may be taken with food or milk if stomach upset occurs.
- Usual recommended dose in adults and adolescents older than 14 years:
- 1 to 2 tablets every 8 hours, as needed, or, as directed by a doctor.
For the relief of dysmenorrhea and premenstrual syndrome (PMS):
- 1 to 2 tablets every 8 hours while symptoms persist (“period pains” and other associated symptoms), or, as directed by a doctor.
- For menstrual cramps (period paid), mefenamic acid is usually taken during each period as soon as cramps begin and continued for a few days until the pain goes away
- For heavy menstrual periods, mefenamic acid is taken from the beginning of the period and continued according to your doctor’s advice.
* Do not take for more than 7 days unless directed by a doctor.
* Do not give this medicine to children younger than 14 years old.