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Indications:

It is used in mild to moderate pain including headache, dental pain, postoperative and post partum pain and dysmenorrhoea. It is used also in musculoskeletal and joint disorders such as osteoarthritis and rheumatiod arthritis, in menorrhagia, and in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Contraindications:

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to mefenamic acid, aspirin, or other NSAIDs.

Adverse reactions:

Stomach upset is the most common side effect. Others include nausea, loss of appetite, dizziness, drowsiness, diarrhea, and headache. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Inform your doctor promptly if you develop: yellowing of the eyes, fever with or without chills, vision changes. If you notice any of the following unlikely but very serious side effects, stop taking this drug and consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately: black stools, persistent stomach/ abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions:

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: "blood thinners" such as warfarin, other arthritis medication, water pills, lithium. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Warnings:

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: liver or kidney disease, blood disorders, ulcers, heart disease, alcohol use, high blood pressure, eye disease, allergies (especially drug allergies). Use caution when performing tasks requiring alertness. Limit alcohol intake as it may intensify the drowsiness effect of this medication. This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol, especially when combined with this medicine, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Do not take aspirin without consulting your doctor. Check the ingredients of any nonprescription medication you may be taking since many cough-and-cold formulas contain aspirin. Infrequently, this medication may increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight. If this happens to you, avoid prolonged sun exposure, wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen. Avoid sunlamps. Caution is advised when this drug is used in the elderly. This medication should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Use of this drug in the last 6 months of pregnancy is not recommended. It is unknown if this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Do not share this drug with others.

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