mefenamic acid

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Synonyms for mefenamic acid

a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug (trade name Ponstel) used to treat mild pain (especially menstrual cramps)

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However, adverse effects on renal function have not been reported with use of either indomethacin or mefenamic acid (the NSAIDs present in the pills analyzed), even with prolonged use [11].
One such nonsteroidal antiinflammatory (NSAID) is mefenamic acid.
The most commonly prescribed NSAIDs were flurbiprofen prescribed by 40% respondents, Paracetamol 16%, Nimesulide 14%, ibuprofen 10%, diclofenac and naproxen 8% and mefenamic acid 4%, and 96% patients who were using analgesics felt reduction in pain.
The intervention group received zinc sulfate capsules 220 mg once daily and mefenamic acid capsules 250 mg three times daily.
[17] In uteri of the women with menorrhagia treated with mefenamic acid, hemostatic plugs were further transformed and fewer vessels without a plug were observed than in uteri of those receiving placebo.
Randomised placebo controlled trial of mefenamic acid for premedication at outpatient hysteroscopy: a pilot study.
Mefenamic acid (MA) has demonstrated efficacy in treatment of PMS in clinical studies through inhibition of enzymes involved in prostaglandin synthesis, however a number of side effects are associated with MA affecting the blood, gastrointestinal tract, kidney and skin.
It is demonstrated that this sensor could be used for determination of pharmaceutically important compound mefenamic acid (MEF).
[10] Mefenamic acid and naproxen have been shown to reduce blood loss by 30-50%, and only need to be taken during the menstrual period.
M2 PHARMA-March 1, 2013-Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc wins US FDA approvals for VITUZ (cold) & Mefenamic Acid (pain)(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
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The present method is simple not requiring many chemicals, accurate, precise and other organic compounds like Mefenamic acid, indomethacin, Baclofen, Nitrazepam, salicylic acid, Nefopam do not interfere even if present as 100, 200, 15, 100, 200, 150 folds respectively.
One RCT and several small studies reported no important differences among combined oral contraceptives, mefenamic acid, danazol, or naproxen.
My favoured painkiller for period cramps is mefenamic acid (Ponstan) but ibuprofen is an alternative - both are likely to be more effective than paracetamol.
Mefenamic acid is the only NSAID that has been studied in patients with PMS, so it is a good first choice for appropriate patients.