Mefenamic Acid 500mg Tablets
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- Effective Period Pain Treatment
- Active Ingredient: Mefenamic Acid
- Relieves Moderately Severe Pain
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- Includes Free Prescription
Period pain is experienced by most women at some point in their lives as a normal part of their menstrual cycle. The pain can be felt in the tummy and sometimes the back and thighs. The pain can feel like either intense spasms (cramps) or a constant dull ache. Mefenamic Acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that tackles period pain head-on shortly after being taken, easing your discomfort to get on with your day. It can also be used to relieve moderately severe pain, such as muscular aches and pains, headaches, and dental pain.
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What is Mefenamic Acid?
We are often asked “what is mefenamic acid?”
Mefenamic Acid is a prescription drug. It’s only available as an oral capsule.
Mefenamic Acid is available as the brand name Ponstel or it can come as a generic drug. The generic version usually costs less than the branded one, although in some cases the branded version may not have certain strengths or forms.
It’s called a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, a specific class of drug, also known as NSAIDs. They help to reduce pain, inflammation and fever.
By blocking a naturally occurring chemical called cyclo-oxygenase enzymes, the body produces fewer chemicals called prostaglandins. Some of these prostaglandins are produced at sites of injury and can cause pain and inflammation. So by blocking these from producing, Mefenamic Acid helps relieve pain and inflammation.
For a more complete answer on ‘What is Mefenamic Acid?’ talk with your doctor or consult the patient information leaflet.
Mefenamic Acid Period Pain
Most women will experience Period Pain at some point in their lives, for those who experience painful periods often it can be very uncomfortable. Mefenamic Acid 500mg Period Pain Relief can help stop period pain.
Excessively heavy periods can be treated, caused by abnormal function and presence of a contraceptive oil, if a disease of the pelvis has been ruled out.
These heavy periods can be difficult to define because it can vary woman to woman. Having so much blood can be normal for one woman, but abnormal for the next.
The majority of woman can determine whether or not the amount of blood present is normal for them.
Mefenamic acid can be taken as long as you need, ensuring that they are making the bleeding less heavy and not causing any significant side effects. It’s important to not take more than the recommended daily dose listed on the packet.
Mefenamic Acid NHS
Mefenamic Acid NHS is available on the NHS, you can order repeat NHS Prescriptions from My Pharmacy UK with next day delivery.
We offer both 500mg and 250m tablets, with 500mg having 9 & eighteen tablet options and 250mg with 18 and 36 tablets.
Completing the online consultation below will allow you to get a prescription on any of the above options.
Period Pain Relief
There are a variety of Period Pain Relief treatments available of which Mefenamic Acid is one.
Treatment can vary, depending on the strength and longevity of pain. Painkillers can help manage pain as well as paracetamol. Studies have shown however, that paracetamol does not reduce pain as effectively as ibuprofen or aspirin.
You can also manage and improve the pain without medication by doing some of the following –
- Gentle swimming, cycling or walking can help reduce pain
- Using a heat pad or hot water bottle, placed atop of the tummy
- A warm bath or shower
- Relaxing activities such as yoga may serve as a distraction from discomfort and pain
How To Stop Period Pain
Here are a few ways how to stop Period Pain –
- Painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin
- Self-help measures such as
- Stopping smoking
- Heat pads
- A warm bath or shower
- Yoga and other relaxation techniques reducing stress
- Avoiding alcohol
- TENS otherwise known as transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulation
Other alternative medicine such as acupuncture; inserting extremely thin needles through the skin at specific points on the body. This has been shown to help relive cramps. Similarly, Acupressure is the gentle pressure on the skin, using hands instead of needles. This has been shown to be more effective than taking a placebo.
Herbal medicine including things such as fennel or pyncnogenol may also provide some short term relief.
If none of the above provide Period Pain Relief, Mefenamic Acid Tablet 500mg is available via online prescription from My Pharmacy above.
How to take Mefenamic Acid 500mg Tablet
Mefenamic Acid is available in 500mg tablet form, taken orally.
Before treatment is started, it is advised that you read the manufactured patient information leaflet, inside the packaging.
Mefenamic acid tablets should be taken at the exact direction your doctor has given you.
Mefenamic acid 500mg is the dose usually given, either taken as two 250mg tablets or one 500mg tablet. This will be taken three times a day.
Taking it when period pain arises, your doctor will likely suggest that it’s taken for a few days each month, starting whenever the bleeding begins. It’s suggested to be taken with food, helping protect the stomach from stomach related side effects such as indigestion.
Mefenamic Acid Side Effects
Like with all medicine, Mefenamic acid can have side effects, but these aren’t experienced by everyone.
Mefenamic acid 500mg can cause a variety of side effects, however drowsiness is not one of them.
Mefenamic Acid Side Effects include…
Common side effects –
- Stomach pain
These can go away within a few days or weeks. Talk with a doctor is these side effects are showing no signs of improvement or are turning more severe.
More serious side effects
If you experience any of the side effects listed below, stop taking the tablets and seek immediate medical help.
- Abnormal stomach symptoms such as indigestion or stomach pain
- Any unusual bruising or bleeding
- Signs of anaemia such as feeling tired or breathlessness
- Fever, sore throat, mouth ulcers, repeat infections or infection that won’t go away. Can be a sign of low white blood cells
- Low sodium levels, headache, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting
For more information, please consult your doctor or the patient information leaflet, here.
Mefenamic Acid and Paracetamol
If you are currently taking or recently taken any other medication, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any obtained without a prescription.
Some medicines will cause complications, minor and serious, others won’t.
In the case of mefenamic acid and paracetamol, they should not be used in combination. This includes any other NSAIDs (Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs), such as ibuprofen, celecoxib, or diclofenac.
The paracetamol and painkillers listed, increase the risk of side effects on the stomach and intestines.
Mefenamic Acid and Alcohol
Do not take Mefenamic Acid and Alcohol together. For any reason that they need to be taken together, talk to your doctor first.
Alcohol can increase the risk of stomach symptoms such as bleeding, when taken in combination. If you experience this, call your doctor immediately.
Bleeding in the stomach or intestine symptoms –
- Black, blood or tarry stools
- Vomiting or coughing up blood
- Vomit that specifically looks like coffee grounds
Alternative to Mefenamic Acid Period Pain Relief
Alternatives to Mefenamic Acid Period Pain Relief include –
Period pain is common and a normal part of your menstrual cycle. Most women experience it at some point in their lives.
It’s usually felt as painful muscle cramps in the tummy, which can spread to the back and thighs.
The pain sometimes comes in intense spasms, while at other times it may be dull but more constant.
What causes period pain?
Period pain occurs when the muscular wall of the womb tightens (contracts).
During your period, the wall of the womb starts to contract more vigorously to encourage the womb lining to shed away as part of your monthly period.
When the muscular wall of the womb contracts, it compresses the blood vessels lining your womb. This temporarily cuts off the blood supply – and hence oxygen supply – to your womb. Without oxygen, the tissues in your womb release chemicals that trigger pain.
While your body is releasing these pain-triggering chemicals, it’s also producing other chemicals called prostaglandins. These encourage the womb muscles to contract more, further increasing the level of pain.
Period pain caused by a condition
Less commonly, period pain can be caused by an underlying medical condition. Doctors sometimes call this secondary dysmenorrhoea.
Period pain linked to an underlying condition tends to affect older women. Women aged 30 to 45 are most commonly affected.
Conditions that can cause period pain include:
endometriosis – where cells that normally line the womb start to grow in other places, such as in the fallopian tubes and ovaries; these cells can cause intense pain when they shed and fall away
fibroids – non-cancerous tumours that can grow in the womb and can make your periods heavy and painful
pelvic inflammatory disease – where your womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries become infected with bacteria, causing them to become severely inflamed
adenomyosis – where the tissue that normally lines the womb starts to grow within the muscular womb wall, making your periods particularly painful
Like all medicines Mefenamic Acid can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
All medicines can cause allergic reactions although serious
allergic reactions are rare. Any sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching
(especially affecting your whole body) should be reported to a
Do not take if you have a peptic ulcer (ulcer in your stomach, or intestines) or bleeding in your stomach, or have had two or more
episodes of peptic ulcer, stomach bleeding or perforation.
STOP TAKING the medicine and tell your doctor if you experience:
• Indigestion or heart burn • Abdominal Pain (pains in your stomach) or other abdominal
(stomach) symptoms. If you suffer from any of the following at anytime during your treatment
STOP TAKING the medicine and see a doctor immediately.
• Pass blood in your stools/motions • Pass loose stool (Diarrhoea) • Pass black tarry stools • Vomit any blood or dark particles that look like coffee grounds.
Other Side Effects:
• Mouth ulcers, malaise, fatigue, unexplained bruising, fever or sore throat may occasionally occur, if you notice any of these symptoms speak to your doctor as they may be signs of a blood disorder • If a skin rash or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of eyes) occur, tell your doctor • Nausea (feeling sick), vomiting (being sick), loss of appetite • Fits • Rapid heart beats • Reactions to the sun • You may notice urinary symptoms such as blood in the urine or an increase or decrease in the amount of urine, ankle swelling, reduced salt levels in the body • Symptoms such as sleep disturbance, depression, confusion, nervousness, hallucinations (imagining sensations), noise in the ears or impaired hearing, vertigo, dizziness, tingling or other odd sensations, problems with your eyesight or drowsiness have occasionally been reported • Symptoms of aseptic meningitis such as, over-reaction of the skin to sunlight, persistent headache, a stiff neck, fever, drowsiness or muscle pain may occur in some patients (especially in patients with existing auto immune disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, mixed connective tissue disease) • Medicines such as mefenamic acid may be associated with a small
increased risk of heart attack (“myocardial infarction”) or stroke. Any risk is more likely with high doses and prolonged treatment. Do not exceed the recommended dose or duration of treatment. If you have heart problems, previous stroke or think that you might be at risk of
these conditions (for example if you have high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol or are a smoker) you should discuss your treatment with your doctor or pharmacist