Generic Name - Mefenamic acid
Category - Anti-inflammatory drug
Inflammation and Pain.
Generic for Ponstel* is indicated to help relieve inflammation and pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Mefenamic acid (Generic for Ponstel*) belongs to the family of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Generic for Ponstel* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Ponstel* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Ponstel* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Asthma, especially aspirin-sensitive asthma
Bleeding problems or taking medicines that make you bleed easily such as anticoagulants ('blood thinners')
High blood pressure
Stomach ulcers or pain
Systemic lupus erythematosus
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Ponstel*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
Drospirenone; ethinyl estradiol
Medicines for high blood pressure
Medicines that affect platelets
Medicines that treat or prevent blood clots such as warfarin and other 'blood thinners'.
Generic for Ponstel* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericPonstel*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Ponstel* for moderate Pain is, 500 milligrams, followed by 250 milligrams every 6 hours, if needed, for 1 week.
Generic for Ponstel* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Ponstel* side Effects include signs of bleeding - black tarry stools, blood in the urine, unusual tiredness or weakness, signs of an allergic reaction - difficulty breathing, wheezing, skin rash, redness, blurred vision and change in the amount of urine passed.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Ponstel*.
Generic for Ponstel* and Pregnancy
Studies on birth defects with these medicines have not been done in humans. However, there is a chance that these medicines may cause unwanted effects on the heart or blood flow of the fetus or newborn baby if they are taken regularly during the last few months of pregnancy.
Generic for Ponstel* and Breastfeeding
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Ponstel* is excreted in breast milk. Hence, do talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
Generic for Ponstel* and Pediatric
It is especially important that you discuss with the child's doctor the good that this medicine may do as well as the risks of using it in pediatric patients.
Generic for Ponstel* and Geriatric
Elderly people are more likely than younger adults to get very sick if these medicines cause stomach problems. Hence, do consult your doctor before using Generic for Ponstel* in geriatric patients.
The above information about Generic for Ponstel* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.