Indications / Uses :
Symptomatic relief of mild to moderately severe pain eg, headache, toothache, pain after minor surgery and tooth extraction, myalgia, dysmenorrhea and pain associated with cancer. Treatment of soft tissue rheumatism, sprain/tendonitis and low back pain.
Should be taken with food: Take immediately after meals.
Patients with known allergy to mefenamic acid, aspirin and other NSAIDs.
Special Precautions :
Use with caution in patients with peptic ulcer, liver and kidney impairment, heart failure and high blood pressure.
Effects on the Ability to Drive or Operate Machinery: Mefenamic acid may impair the ability to perform activities requiring mental alertness or physical coordination.
Impairment of Fertility: Although there are no adequate and well-controlled studies to date in humans, mefenamic acid has been shown to have adverse effects in animals during reproduction studies.
Use in pregnancy & lactation: Mefenamic acid should be used in pregnancy only when clearly needed.
Mefenamic acid is distributed into milk and because of its potential for adverse effects on the cardiovascular system in infants, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or discontinue medication with mefenamic acid.
Use in children: Safety and efficacy of mefenamic acid in children <14 years have not been established.