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Mefo tablet 500 mg 20x10's

Mefo tablet contains Mefenamic Acid | belongs to NSAID: Fenamate

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How it works

This medicine works by stopping the production of certain chemicals in the body that causes swelling, pain, and fever.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mefo tablet 500 mg 20×10’s

  • Diarrhea
  • Cosntipation
  • Bloating
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Blurred vision severe
  • Weight gain severe
  • Shortness of breath severe
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet severe
  • Peeling and blistering of skin severe
  • Fast heartbeat severe
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising severe
  • Yellow colored eyes or skin severe
  • Difficult or painful urination severe
  • Bloody and Cloudy urine severe
  • Excessive tiredness

Uses of Mefo tablet 500 mg 20×10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute Pain

    This medicine is used to relieve mild to moderate pain associated with sprains, gout, arthritis etc.

  • Dysmenorrhea

    This medicine is used to relieve pain and cramps associated with menstrual disorders.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 20-30 minutes of administration.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4-6 hours.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Avoid or limit the uptake of alcohol while using this medicine. Contact your doctor immediately if blood is observed in the stool, cough, or vomit.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless potential benefits outweigh the risks associated. Contact your doctor before using this medicine. It should not be used during the third trimester of pregnancy.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    Use of this medicine in breastfeeding women is not recommended as the amount passing through the milk and its effect on the infant is unknown. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative in such cases.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Mefo tablet 500 mg 20×10’s or other medicines of the NSAID class.

  • Other allergic conditions

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a allergic condition like asthma, urticaria, or any other allergic condition.

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have undergone coronary artery bypass surgery recently.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless potential benefits outweigh the risks associated. Contact your doctor before using this medicine. It should not be used during the third trimester of pregnancy.

  • Breast-feeding

    Use of this medicine in breastfeeding women is not recommended as the amount passing through the milk and its effect on the infant is unknown. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative in such cases.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Other medicines

    Report the use of all other medicines including supplement and herbs to the doctor before receiving this medicine. Any possible interaction with these medicines should be ruled out before starting the treatment with Mefo tablet 500 mg 20×10’s

  • Effect on heart

    Use of this medicine for a long duration may cause fluid retention and heart failure. It should be administered with caution in patients suffering from a disease of the heart or blood vessels or patients exposed to the risk factors.

  • Asthma

    Use of this medicine can cause an acute attack of asthma to occur especially in patients with a history of aspirin sensitivity. It should be used with extreme caution in such cases.

  • Peptic ulcer

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from peptic ulcer or other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Allergic skin reaction

    Use of this medicine can cause a series of allergic skin reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis). It should be stopped immediately if signs of a skin allergy are observed.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.

  • Overdose

    Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms may include rashes on the skin, confusion, pain in the chest, blurred vision etc. Immediate medical attention is needed if an overdose is confirmed.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Glimepiride moderate
  • Methotrexate severe
  • Propranolol moderate
  • Ramipril moderate
  • Tacrolimus severe
  • Warfarin severe
  • Furosemide moderate
  • Aspirin moderate
  • Ketorolac severe
  • Immune globulin (intravenous) severe
  • Spironolactone moderate
Disease interactions
  • severe

    Use of this medicine should be avoided in patients suffering from aspirin-sensitive asthma. It should be used with caution in patients suffering from other forms of asthma or broncho-obstructive disorders.

  • severe

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing fluid retention disorder. Fluid retention can be attributed to other conditions like hypertension, heart failure etc. Therapy with this medicine should begin only after these risk factors are ruled out.

  • severe

    This medicine or other NSAIDs should be taken after consulting a doctor especially if the intended duration is longer than a month. Any symptom indicating ulceration and bleeding like chronic indigestion, appearance of coffee colored dry blood in stools or vomiting of blood should be reported immediately.

  • severe

    This medicine can cause these fatal skin allergies without any warnings. Signs and symptoms like rashes, hives, fever or other allergic symptoms should be reported without any delay. This condition requires immediate medical intervention.

  • severe

    This medicine should be taken after consulting a doctor if you are having a kidney disease. Suitable adjustment in dosage and monitoring of kidney functions is required in such situations. It should not be used if the impairment is severe.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an impairment of liver function. Suitable dose adjustments and monitoring of liver function are recommended in such cases.

Lab interactions

General Instructions

Take Mefo tablet 500 mg 20×10’s as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. The dosage and the duration of use of this medicine should be kept as low as possible. This medicine should be taken with food. An adequate amount of water should be consumed while taking this medicine.

Other details

  • To be taken with food
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • Does not cause sleepiness

References

what are the adverse effects of Mefo tablet 500 mg 20×10’s

GI intolerance, skin rash (discontinue if occur). Renal impairment. Blood dyscrasias (rare). Raised liver enzymes.

What is the dose of Mefo tablet 500 mg 20×10’s

TABLETS/CAPSULES: Adults: 500 mg three times daily.
Menorrhagia: Adults & Children gt; 12 yr: 500 mg three times daily starting on first day of menses.
SUSPENSION: Children: 6 mth-1 yr, 50 mg; 2-4 yr, 100 mg; 5-8 yr, 150 mg; 9-12 yr, 200 mg. Above 12 yr, same as adult. All eight hourly for not more than seven days.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Mefo tablet 500 mg 20×10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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