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Mefenamic Acid Drug Information
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Mefenamic Acid Overview
Mefenamic acid is used for the short-term treatment of mild to moderate pain from various conditions. It is also used to decrease pain and blood loss from menstrual periods. Mefenamic acid is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Mefenamic Acid Warnings
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (including mefenamic acid) may rarely increase the risk for a (sometimes fatal) heart attack or stroke. This effect does not apply to low-dose aspirin. (See Drug Interactions section.) This effect can happen at any time while taking Mefenamic Acid 500mg but is more likely if you take it for a long time. The risk may be greater in older adults or if you have heart disease or increased risk for heart disease (for example, due to smoking, family history of heart disease, or conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes). Do not take Mefenamic Acid 500mg right before or after heart bypass surgery (CABG). Also, Mefenamic Acid 500mg may rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) bleeding from the stomach or intestines. This bleeding can occur without warning symptoms at any time during treatment.chest pain, severe dizziness, trouble breathing, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes, slurred speech, black stools, persistent stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds. (See also Precautions section.) Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about the risks and benefits of treatment with Mefenamic Acid 500mg.
How to Use Mefenamic Acid
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using mefenamic acid and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Take Mefenamic Acid 500mg by mouth, usually 4 times a day with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) or as directed by your doctor. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking Mefenamic Acid 500mg. If stomach upset occurs, take Mefenamic Acid 500mg with food or milk. Do not take mefenamic acid with antacids unless directed by your doctor. Certain antacids may change the amount of mefenamic acid absorbed by the body. Dosage of Mefenamic Acid 500mg is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. To reduce your risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects, take Mefenamic Acid 500mg at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or take it for a longer time than prescribed. Mefenamic Acid 500mg usually should not be taken for more than 7 days at a time. If you are taking Mefenamic Acid 500mg on an "as needed" basis (not on a regular schedule), remember that pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the symptoms have worsened, the medicine may not work as well. If you are using Mefenamic Acid 500mg for painful periods, take your first dose as soon as your period starts or pain begins. Usually, you will only need to take it for the first 2 to 3 days of your period. Inform your doctor if your pain persists or worsens or if you develop new symptoms.
Mefenamic Acid Precautions
Before taking mefenamic acid, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to aspirin or other NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies. Mefenamic Acid 500mg may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Mefenamic Acid 500mg should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine,aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs, severe kidney disease, recent heart bypass surgery (CABG), active bleeding/sores in stomach/intestines (ulcer, gastrointestinal bleeding). Before using Mefenamic Acid 500mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,asthma, bleeding/clotting problems, blood disorders (e.g., anemia), high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease (e.g., history of heart attack), liver disease, growths in the nose (nasal polyps), obesity, tobacco use, history of stomach/intestine/esophagus problems (e.g., bleeding, ulcers, recurring heartburn), stroke, swelling of the ankles/feet/hands. Kidney problems can sometimes occur with the use of NSAID medications, including mefenamic acid. Problems are more likely to occur if you are dehydrated, have heart failure or kidney disease, are an older adult, or if you take certain medications (see also Drug Interactions section). Drink plenty of fluids as directed by your doctor to prevent dehydration and tell your doctor right away if you have a change in the amount of urine. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Mefenamic Acid 500mg. Mefenamic Acid 500mg may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol and tobacco, especially when combined with this medicine, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit alcohol and stop smoking. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Mefenamic Acid 500mg may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness. Older adults may be at greater risk for stomach/intestinal bleeding, kidney problems, heart attack, and stroke while using Mefenamic Acid 500mg. Before using Mefenamic Acid 500mg, women of childbearing age should talk with their doctor(s) about the benefits and risks (such as miscarriage, trouble getting pregnant). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant. During pregnancy, Mefenamic Acid 500mg should be used only when clearly needed. It is not recommended for use during the first and last trimesters of pregnancy due to possible harm to the unborn baby and interference with normal labor/delivery. Mefenamic Acid 500mg passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Mefenamic Acid Misdose
If you are taking Mefenamic Acid 500mg on a regular schedule (not "as needed") and you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Mefenamic Acid Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.aliskiren, ACE inhibitors (such as captopril, lisinopril), angiotensin II receptor blockers (such as valsartan, losartan), cidofovir, corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), fluconazole, ketorolac, lithium, methotrexate, "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide). Mefenamic Acid 500mg may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with other drugs that also may cause bleeding. Examples include anti-platelet drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as dabigatran/enoxaparin/warfarin, among others. Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many medications contain pain relievers/fever reducers (aspirin, NSAIDs such as celecoxib or ibuprofen). These drugs are similar to mefenamic acid and may increase your risk of side effects if taken together. However, if your doctor has directed you to take low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams a day), you should continue taking the aspirin unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Mefenamic Acid 500mg may interfere with certain laboratory tests (e.g., urine bile test), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Mefenamic Acid 500mg.
Mefenamic Acid Side Effects
What are Mefenamic Acid side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Mefenamic Acid may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Mefenamic Acid as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Mefenamic Acid
The side effects of Mefenamic Acid may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Mefenamic Acid. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Mefenamic Acid may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Mefenamic Acid, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Mefenamic Acid.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Mefenamic Acid, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Mefenamic Acid and the side effects associated with Mefenamic Acid are described in the following:
Common Mefenamic Acid Side Effects
- abdominal pain with cramps
Less Frequent Mefenamic Acid Side Effects
- allergic dermatitis
- skin rash
- gastric acid hypersecretory conditions
Rare or Very Rare Mefenamic Acid Side Effects
- body fluid retention
- hemolytic anemia
- aplastic anemia
- increased risk of bleeding due to coagulation disorder
- thrombocytopenic disorder
- neutropenic disorder
- acute myocardial infarction
- cerebrovascular accident
- esophageal ulcer
- gastric ulcer
- peptic ulcer
- gastrointestinal perforation
- gastrointestinal ulcer
- drug-induced hepatitis
- acute pancreatitis
- gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- renal failure
- kidney disease with reduction in GFR
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- exfoliative dermatitis
- abnormal hepatic function tests
Mefenamic Acid Storage
Store at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Mefenamic Acid 500mg when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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