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Product Details
Generic Name: Mefenamic acid
Brand Name: Ponstel
Ponstel belongs to the class of medicines known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) that works by reducing hormones, which cause pain and inflammation in the body. It is used for curing inflammation and pain caused by arthritis and is also used for treating menstrual pain. Also known as Mefenamic acid, it is usually recommended for oral administration and is sold in United Kingdom as Ponstan that decreases uterine contractions and swelling (inflammation) by still unknown mechanism. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can also increase the risk of serious side effects on intestines and stomach such as perforation or bleeding. These situations can be fatal and gastrointestinal effects can occur without warning. To ensure you are safely using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have history of blood clotting disorder, stroke and heart attack, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and heart disease, kidney or liver infection or if you smoke.
Doses of Ponstel
  • Use Ponstel exactly as recommended by your doctor; however not in smaller or larger amounts or for longer than prescribed.
  • If you are using this medicine for a longer period of time, your doctor might want to check you on regular basis to ensure it isn’t causing any harmful effects.
  • Store this medication at room temperature away from heat, light and moisture.
  • Missed dose can be taken once you remember; nonetheless don’t take additional dose for making up the missed one.
  • Get emergency medical help, in case of overdose as symptoms might include vomiting, nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, bloody or black stools, drowsiness, urinating less than usual, coughing up blood, fainting, coma or shallow breathing.