Meftal (Mefenamic Acid)
What is Meftal (Mefenamic Acid) used for?
Meftal (Mefenamic Acid) is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID which is given to patients as a short term treatment for mild or moderate pain occurring as a result of a variety of conditions. This drug may also be used to reduce pain and loss of blood from menstrual periods.
How should I use Meftal (Mefenamic Acid)?
Meftal (Mefenamic Acid) tablets should be swallowed whole, with a glass of water, exactly as directed by your physician. Some patients may be told to take these tablets with food, at 6 hour intervals, usually 4 times per day, for a period of 1 week. You should follow the instructions provided to you by your physician, and never exceed the recommended dosage.
What are the side effects of Meftal (Mefenamic Acid)?
Some patients taking Meftal (Mefenamic Acid) may notice side effects, such as:
Patients noticing any other more serious side effects such as appetite loss, urination problems or severe fatigue should immediately consult their physician.
This drug may in some cases increase the risk of a heart attack or severe internal bleeding. You should discuss the risk of this with your physician before taking this medication.
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 any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.