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.

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Why did my period come early and lasted longer than usual when I stopped taking Mefenamic Acid tablet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on Mefenamic acid, two tablets, thrice daily during my period. When I stopped taking it, my period came a week early and was longer than usual. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Menstrual irregularities, in your case, could be due to hormonal imbalances caused by PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). PCOS is an endocrine disorders in which hormonal imbalance occurs due to cysts in the ova...  Read Full »

I suffer from irregular, prolonged periods and lumps in the bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from irregular and prolonged periods. I have been having my periods for two or three weeks and have had a history of heavy bleeding for a month. I am facing the same issue again. However, this time my period is not heavy this time and also I have a lumps. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Continuous bleeding must be treated, but it would be better if you sent me a detailed history of your gynecological, obstetrics, medical, and drug. I suggest you take a tablet of Mefenamic acid and Tranexamic acid 500 mg 8 hours for three days...  Read Full »

Can Meftal be continued irrespective of fever level in a 5 year old?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 5 years 9 months old. She had a heavy cold and cough last week due to which she got a temperature of 99.8. So I gave her Calpol 250 next day morning similar range so I again continued the medicine and visited the doctor. He said continue fever doses irrespective of wheth...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms seem secondary to upper respiratory tract infection. Fever sometimes takes time to settle and may take up to a week. If cough and fever continue beyond 10 days then get a chest X-ray done to rule out pneumonia. Meftal (Mefenamic acid) needs to be given onl...  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? Or...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

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 »

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 degree Celsius one and a half hours after giving him 5 ml of Meftal P.Thank you.  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 ofIbuprofen and Paracetamol) 4 ml for fever. This can be repeated every six hours. Check his temperature 45 minutes after giving ...  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 visited 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 Kumar Modi

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 for lower respiratory tract infections of bacterial origin. Ambroxol-LS is a cough suppressant preparation used for wet cough....  Read Full »

I have an ulcer in my mouth that did not go away after antibiotics. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I visited a dentist a week back for pain and swelling at the back of the throat at the retromolar region. The dentist took an X-ray, but no wisdom tooth was present. The dentist prescribed antibiotic Metronidazole and I completed the course. The problem is my...  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have just gone through your complaint. It could be due to some vitamin deficiency since you have already taken Metronidazole, which has not helped you. So, it may not be a bacterial infection. I would suggest you use a mouthwash containing Chlorhexidine gluconate, ...  Read Full »

Why do I have on and off pain in my breast?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having on and off pain in my left breast. Is it a serious issue to think about? Would you please check my report and tell me the reason for the breast pain? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Saquib Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Breast pain could be due to various reasons. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Do you the pain always, or is it just near your periods? 2) Do you have a fever? 3) Could you please explain the nature of the pain? 4) Is there any swelling, redness, or ...  Read Full »

Can bleeding after seven days of taking Unwanted 72 indicate early pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee is a 28 year old and weighs 43 kg. We had unprotected sex on the 10th day of her menstrual cycle, and I am sure I did not ejaculate. But, I am worried about her getting pregnant. She took Unwanted 72 tablet 12 hours later. A week later, she had cramps and menses-like bl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If she had withdrawal bleeding seven days after taking Unwanted 72, which lasted for three days, then she is unlikely to be pregnant. The pregnancy can be conclusively ruled out with a serum beta hCG test, as home pregnancy test may provide false negative results. If ...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe pain from my tummy to vagina and anus?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having severe pain from my tummy to my vagina and anus area. I feel exhausted, and my hands are cold. My flank hurts on my left-hand side, and the pain radiates to that area too. What can this be? I am also having vaginal bleeding. My symptoms are chronic, and the pain is on and of...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms are suggestive of some urinary problems like a renal stone. Is there any problem while urinating like burning, blood, etc. You should get one ultrasound of kidneys called KUB (kidney, ureter, and bladder) and pelvis to detect kidney stone. Also, ultrasound wi...  Read Full »

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