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Mefenamic Acid

MEFENAMIC ACID is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used to treat painful menstrual periods. Compare NSAIDs.
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Ponstel Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your pain does not get better. Talk to your doctor before taking another medicine for pain. Do not treat yourself.

This medicine does not prevent heart attack or stroke. In fact, this medicine may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke. The chance may increase with longer use of this medicine and in people who have heart disease. If you take aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke, talk with your doctor or health care professional.

Do not take medicines such as ibuprofen and naproxen with this medicine. Side effects such as stomach upset, nausea, or ulcers may be more likely to occur. Many medicines available without a prescription should not be taken with this medicine.

This medicine can cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and intestines at any time during treatment. Do not smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. These increase irritation to your stomach and can make it more susceptible to damage from this medicine. Ulcers and bleeding can happen without warning symptoms and can cause death.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Bloody urine

bloody, black, or tarry stools

decreased frequency or amount of urine

heartburn

increased bleeding time

increased blood pressure

increased thirst

indigestion

itching skin

loss of appetite

lower back or side pain

nausea

pale skin

rashes

severe abdominal pain, cramping, or burning

stomach bloating

swelling

swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs

trouble breathing with or without exertion

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting

vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds, severe and continuing

weight gain

weight loss

Less common

Bleeding gums

blood in vomit

blurred vision

burning feeling in the chest or stomach

chest pain

clay-colored stools

cloudy urine

confusion

constipation

cough or hoarseness

dark urine

difficult or labored breathing

difficult, burning, or painful urination

difficulty in swallowing

dilated neck veins

dizziness

extreme fatigue

fainting

fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

fever or chills

frequent urge to urinate

headache

increased volume of pale, dilute urine

irregular breathing

irregular heartbeat

large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin

light-colored stools

lightheadedness

nervousness

noisy breathing

pain or burning throat

pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin

pounding in the ears

rapid, slow breathing

redness, swelling, or soreness of tongue

severe or continuing stomach pain

shortness of breath

slow heartbeat

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth

stomach upset

swelling or inflammation of the mouth

swollen glands

tenderness in the stomach area

tightness in the chest

tremors

unpleasant breath odor

upper right abdominal pain

weight changes

wheezing

yellow eyes and skin

Rare

Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

change in consciousness

chest discomfort

continuing vomiting

cracks in the skin

diarrhea

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly

drowsiness

fever with or without chills

flushed, dry skin

fruit-like breath odor

general body swelling

general feeling of illness

high fever

hives

increased hunger

irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing

joint or muscle pain

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

leg pain

loss of consciousness

loss of heat from the body

no blood pressure

no breathing

no pulse

nosebleeds

painful glands

pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

racing heartbeat or pulse

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

red, irritated eyes

red, swollen skin

redness or soreness of the skin

scaly skin

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

seizures

severe headache

sneezing

sores, welting, or blisters

stiff neck and/or back

sweating

swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin

unexplained weight loss

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Acid or sour stomach

belching

continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears

excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines

full feeling

hearing loss

passing gas

stomach discomfort

Less common

Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

discouragement

dry mouth

fear

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

feeling sad or empty

hair loss, thinning of the hair

increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight

irritability

lack of appetite

lack of interest or pleasure

lack or loss of strength

redness or other discoloration of the skin

sensation of spinning

severe sunburn

sleepiness

sleeplessness

trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

unable to sleep

Rare

Appetite changes

burning, dry, or itching eyes

change in hearing

discharge, excessive tearing

redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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