Mefenamic Acid

About "Mefenamic Acid"

Mefenamic acid belongs to the anthranilic acid derivatives class of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory group of drugs. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain and migraine associated with menstruation.

Related Terms: Paracetamol, Tranexamic Acid, Viral Fever, Heavy Bleeding, Cough, Meftal Spas, Ultrasound Pelvis

Recently Answered Questions

If I had six Paracetamol tablets and seven of Mefenamic acid, how bad can it be?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. What if I have six tablets of 500 mg Paracetamol (Crocin advance) and seven tablets of 500 mg Mefenamic acid (Ponstan forte) at one go (within five minutes)? How bad will it be? What will the side effects be?  Read Full »
Dr. Smit Uttam Janrao
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This dose is really too high. You should not take medicines like this without a proper prescription from your doctor. You may have an acute liver failure. Stop them right now and take a high-carbohydrate diet for the next five to seven days. ...  Read Full »
What is the dosage of Meftal P for 5 years 10 months old kid with fever?
Query: Hello doctor, What is the dosage of Meftal P for 5 years 10 months old boy whose weight is 20 kg, and is suffering from high fever for the past one week? I gave him Dolo 250, but it did not show any effect. I have read online that 25 mg per kg can be given in 24 hours. Is the minimum gap 8 hours? O...  Read Full »
Dr. Babu Lal Meena
Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mefenamic acid (Meftal) is not recommended for children below 14 years age group. So, we cannot give it to him. Using plain Paracetamol is a good option. Do not use round the clock. Use when it is necessary (temperature greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit). You can give ...  Read Full »
Is it safe to give Meftal-P and Ambrocof-LS to my infant to cure fever and cough?
Query: Hello doctor, My baby is just 32 days old. He is having some cough and cold symptoms. I had a visit to the local physician and was advised to give him Meftal-P, Cefpodoxime Proxetil suspension IP and Ambrocof-LS drops. Please suggest if these medicines are safe?  Read Full »
Dr. Amit Modi
Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Meftal-P is Mefenamic Acid used as an antipyretic to bring down the fever. While Cefpodoxime is a third generation Cephalosporin antibiotic given for lower respiratory tract infection of bacterial origin. Ambroxol-LS is a cough suppressant preparation used for wet ...  Read Full »
My 3 year old daughter has fever. Can I give her Meftal and Novamox?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has a fever since last night. It has been 24 hours, and her fever is between 102 and 103.5 degrees Fahrenheit. She has no other symptom till now. She is 3 years old. We are giving Pharmadol tablets. Can I give Meftal P and Novamox 125?  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad Asif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will not recommend Meftal (Mefenamic acid) or Novamox (Amoxicillin) at this time. There are many different reasons for fever at this age including viral infections, upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections. A fever means the body is trying to fight in...  Read Full »
Please suggest treatment for fever with cold in a baby.
Query: Hi doctor,My baby has a fever for five days with between 101 to 103. She is 10 month old. Doctor prescribe Paracetamol, Azithral, and Meftal P. But there is no impact now. She has a fever with a cold. Please suggest.  Read Full »
Dr. Amit Modi
Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Antipyretics like Paracetamol and Meftal P (Mefenamic acid) are to be given in adequate doses to act effectively. Generally, a viral fever can last for 4 to 5 days and it can present with high-grade fever. Please let me know the weight of the child so that I can advi...  Read Full »
Why am I having pain only during intercourse and tampon removal?
Query: Hello doctor, For the past one month, it has been painful for about the first minute or two of sexual intercourse and it is also painful to take out my tampon. It is painful and I guess kind of feel like a cut on the inside. Should I see a gynecologist about this or is there anything I can do on my...  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have dysmenorrhea. Take capsule Meftal spas (Mefenamic acid and Dicyclomine) when you have pain. Take light food during that period. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »
My 10 month old son has a fever one and a half hours after giving Meftal-P. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,My 10 month old son had a fever of 101.3 one and a half hours after giving him 5 ml of Meftal P.  Read Full »
Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since when is your child having fever? Meftal-P (Mefenamic acid) 5 ml is a higher dose. I suggest you give him Ibugesicplus (a combination of Ibuprofen and Paracetamol) 4 ml for fever. This can be repeated every six hours. Check his temperature 45 minutes after gi...  Read Full »
My period is heavy and thick. Is it a kind of miscarriage?
Query: Hi doctor, I missed my periods for two months, and now, I have got my periods. It is very heavy, thick like a mucus and the flow is continuous. Why?  Read Full »
Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the type of bleeding you are getting. Get one ultrasound pelvis done to see the cause. I suggest you tablet Meftaris (Mefenamic acid and Tranexamic acid) for the time being to reduce blood loss. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take ...  Read Full »
Should I stop Crocin while giving Meftal for fever?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 3 years 3 months old and weighs 14.1 kg. His fever, cough, and cold started from 100.3, so we gave Crocin 240 mg / 5 mL syrup 4 mL every 6 hours on the first day. As it was a viral fever, it was 103.5 at night. The doctor told us to continue 4 mL for 4 hours and give a sponge b...  Read Full »
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please give Meftal 5 mL (6 hourly) if the temperature is above 101 F or if not controlled on Crocin (Paracetamol). You can give Meftal (Mefenamic acid) 4 hours after giving Crocin.  Read Full »
What is the exact dose of Meftal-P for a 22 months old?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter got fever since last night. It has been 24 hours and her fever is between 102 and 103.5 degree Fahrenheit. She has no other symptom till now. She is 22 months old. We are giving her Fevago drops. What can we do for her?  Read Full »
Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh
Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This could be a viral fever, so continue giving Paracetamol that is Fevago every 4 to 5 hours irrespective of fever. If fever is above 101 degree Fahrenheit, then start tepid sponging and give Meftal-P syrup (Mefenamic acid) instead of Paracetamol. If the fever...  Read Full »


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