Meftal P is a drug used to treat mild to moderate pain associated with menstrual cramps, headache and joint pain. It has a composition of Mefenamic acid. This is a type of NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug).

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My son's fever is not coming down despite taking Meftal-P. Can I use Cruxol -170 along with Meftal-P?

Query: Hi doctor, My son will be turning three years in the upcoming three months. He is having viral fever currently. The doctor prescribed Meftal-P and Cruxol-170. Even after giving Meftal-P, the fever is not coming down and or coming down very slowly. After 2 hours of giving Meftal-P, the fever came do...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. You will not be able to use any fever medications for the next six hours of using Meftal-P (Mefenamic acid). You can do tepid sponging to reduce the fever. If the temperature is 100 degree Fahrenheit or more, you can give syrup Crocin DS (240 milligrams) (dose as per...  Read Full »

My 1-year-old daughter has a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and I gave Meftal P. Should I continue this?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is 1 year and 10 months old with 12 kg weight. She is having a fever of around 103 degrees Fahrenheit. I gave 2.5 ml Meftal P.When should I give her the second dose of Meftal P or should I give her Dolo drops after four to five hours? She has no symptoms of any cough or cold. D...  Read Full »

Dr. Diggireddy Shilpa Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Meftal P (Mefenamic Acid) can be used since her temperature is a little high. But the dose is insufficient. She needs 3.5 ml of Meftal P. It can be used three times a day for three days maximum. After which, you can also use Dolo (paracetamol) syrup in a dose of 3....  Read Full »

What is the dosage of Meftal P syrup for a kid weighing 26.8 kilograms?

Query: Hello doctor,Please tell me how much Meftal P syrup should be given to a kid weighing 26.8 kilograms. Can you explain how Meftal P syrup dosage is calculated for a kid? What will be the dosage of Paracetamol syrup (P-250) for the same kid?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Jeffrey Aaron

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Syrup Meftal P (Mefenamic Acid) is used to bring down a fever that is more than 102 degrees Fahrenheit and is not to be used for a low-grade fever. The calculation for a 26.8-kilogram child is 5 to 8 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. Every 5 ml of Meftal P syr...  Read Full »

My son is suffering from high fever. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is suffering from a high fever. His weight is 13 kg. He had a fever of about 101.9 degrees Fahrenheit , and I gave him 5 ml of Meftal-P at around 1 am. The fever shot up to 103 degrees Fahrenheit at 6:30 am, less than six hours of the gap. Can I give him Meftal-P within six hour...  Read Full »

Dr. Diggireddy Shilpa Reddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. If the fever reoccurs frequently and in high temperatures, you need to start an antibiotic. Meftal P (Mefenamic acid) cannot be used for more than three days. I suggest you give him the syrup Paracetamol 250 mg 4 ml every four hours till the...  Read Full »

My daughter suffers from a high fever. Please suggest the correct dosage of Meftal P for her.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is suffering from a fever. Her weight is 29 kg, and her temperature is 102 degrees Fahrenheit. What would be the dose of Meftal P needed for her? At what intervals she has to take the medication? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I would not recommend using Meftal (Mefenamic acid) unless required for a child. So if you must, then 7.5 ml once daily would be safe. It can be given twice daily, but I recommend it only once. Continue tepid sponging a...  Read Full »

Can Meftal P 5 ml be given four hours once for a 3-year-old child to reduce a fever?

Query: Hi doctor, A 3-year-old child has a high fever for the last 24 hours. Giving Meftal P 5 ml every six hours, but the fever comes up in four hours. The child is crying. Should I give the dose in four to five hours? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For fever, I suggest you give medication as mentioned below: 1) Syrup Paracetamol (250 mg/5 ml) 4 ml as and when fever. You can repeat it every 4 hours if needed. 2) Syrup Meftal-P (50 mg/5 ml) (Mefenamic Acid) 5 ml if the fever does not subside after one hour o...  Read Full »

Can Combiflam be used for fever in kids?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 10 years old and weighs 25 kg. She has 102 fever. I am giving her Combiflam syrup 7 ml at four to five hours intervals, but the temperature is still not down. Kindly guide me. What is the dosage of Meftal-P for the same?  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The cause of fever has to be found out. So, your daughter needs some investigations to be done like CBC (complete blood count) with ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), LFT (liver function test), KFT (kidney function test), serum electrolytes. Please get these investig...  Read Full »

Can Meftal be used for recurrent fever in a 6 year old?

Query: Hello doctor, Kid of 6 years has a temperature of 101.5 since 40 hours. The fever is coming every four to five hours after giving Meftal. Day one he was on alternate Crocin and Meftal, but we think two medicines are harmful and planning to give only Meftal every six hours on the second day. 1. Ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Viral fever may last for 3 to 4 days. You need to give Paracetamol or a combination drug of Mefenamic acid to control the temperature for each episode of fever. Combination of Mefenamic acid and Paracetamol are more effective in controlling high-grade fever, and it a...  Read Full »

Can Meftal be given for high fever in a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is having a fever. Morning around 8 it was 100. I have given him Crocin. Around 12.30 his temp was 101.3. So I have given him Meftal P. Now (5.30) again the temperature is 100.3. What should I give him now? Crocin or Meftal? What should be the time gap?  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Vishal Himatlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I got your concern. Initially, it looks like a viral fever. Let us wait and watch for the pattern of fever. Yes, for fever, if less than 100 F, do just tap water sponging all over the body. If 100 F to 102 F, give Paracetamol as and when the fever comes with a gap of...  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

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 »

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