MEFTAL 500 mg 10 Tablet

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About

 

Prescription status:

Prescription required 


Manufacturer Name:

Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd


Drug classification:

NSAIDs


What is this used for:

  • Spasmodic dysmenorrhea
  • Mild to moderate pain due to spasm


When to not take this medicine:

  • Hypersensitivity/Known Allergy towards this medicine
  • Liver damage 


How should I take the medicine?

Take this medicine with an adequate amount of water as directed by the physician. Do not take this medicine in small or larger amounts than recommended.


How this medicine works:

This medicine helps in relieving pain due to cramps with menstrual disorders and also helps in relieving the spasmodic pain


Side effects

  • Nausea (Common)
  • Constipation (Common)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding (Rare)
  • Anemia (Rare)
  • Kidney damage (Rare)
  • Liver damage (Rare)
  • Allergy (Rare)
  • Thrombocytopenia (Rare)
  • Skin rashes (Rare)
  • Diarrhea (Less Common)
  • Black or tarry stools (Less Common)


Pregnancy warning: Not assigned

Use of this medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.


Lactation warning:

Use of this medicine is not recommended for lactating and breastfeeding mothers unless absolutely necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of this medicine. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.


Renal dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with kidney disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative on the basis of creatinine clearance values.


Hepatic dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with liver disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative.

Drug interactions:

  • Dapsone - Major


Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. Co-administration of these medicines may cause liver damage, G6PD enzyme deficiency, methemoglobinemia, or anemia. A suitable alternative may be considered based on the condition of the patient. 

  • Fosphenytoin- Moderate


Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. Co-administration of these medicines may cause damage to the liver or kidneys. A suitable alternative may be considered based on the condition of the patient. 

  • Isoniazid-Moderate


Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. Co-administration of these medicines may cause damage to the liver or kidneys. A suitable alternative may be considered based on the condition of the patient. 

  • Remdesevir-Moderate


Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. Co-administration of these medicines may cause damage to the liver or kidneys. A suitable alternative may be considered based on the condition of the patient. 


Alcohol interactions:

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving/taking this medicine as it may cause interactions and lead to serious adverse effects and may worsen the health condition.


Food interactions:

 N/A.

Expert Advice: 

  1. This medicine should be taken after meals.
  2. Use of this medicine is not recommended for individuals with kidney or liver diseases as this may cause organ failure or may cause severe health complications like coma or even death.
  3. Do not take this medicine more than the recommended dose.

Missed dose instructions:

Take this medicine as soon as you remember. However if it is almost the for your next dose skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose.


Overdose Instructions:

Seek emergency treatment or contact your physician in case if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.


Storage Instructions:

Store the medicine in a cool and dry place. Keep the medicine away from the reach of the children


References:

  1. Ponstan Forte Tablets 500mg - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2020 [cited 16 December 2020]. Available from: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/1732/smpc

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Caution

Keep away from direct sunlight

Store in a dry place

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