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Mefenamic Acid Drug

Mefenamic acid (Ponstel®) is a pain reliever that belongs to a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is approved for the following uses:
 
  • Pain relief, such as for pain following a medical procedure, from straining a muscle, or from inflammation in a tendon (tendonitis) or bursa (bursitis). It can also be used to treat general pain, such as knee pain, lower back pain, or neck pain.
 
  • Relief of painful menstrual periods.
 
Most people are able to take mefenamic acid without any problems. However, as with any medication, side effects are possible. In clinical studies, commonly reported adverse reactions included:
 
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Nausea, with or without vomiting.
 
(For more information on this drug and its effects in the body, click Mefenamic Acid. This article offers a complete overview on this topic, including other possible side effects, generic availability, and more.)
 

Mefenamic Acid Drug

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