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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Is it fine to give Meftal-P for fever in 10 months old baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10 months old son got a fever since last night. It has been 24 hours and his fever is between 100 and 102 degrees Fahrenheit. He has no other symptom till now. We are giving him Paracetamol drops. What can we do for him? The doctor suggested Meftal-P. Is it fine to give for 10 months ...  Read Full »

Dr. Abeer

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Paracetamol drops are fine. Meftal-P (Mefenamic acid) is a group of drug NSAID which is not first class drug given to babies under 1-year-old. First priority is Paracetamol or Acetaminophen. The reason is NSAID causes closure of the vessel in hearing in the fetal phase....  Read Full »

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