mefenamic acid

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mef·e·nam·ic acid

A crystalline compound, C15H15NO2, used as an anti-inflammatory drug and as an analgesic.

[(di)me(thyl) + alteration of phen(yl) + am(inobenzo)ic acid.]
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Noun1.mefenamic acid - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug (trade name Ponstel) used to treat mild pain (especially menstrual cramps)
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID - an anti-inflammatory drug that does not contain steroids; "NSAIDs inhibit the activity of both Cox-1 and Cox-2 enzymes"
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Brufen Retard (Ibuprofen 800mg), Fenopron (fenoprofen), Ponstan (mefenamic acid) and Nurofen (Ibuprofen)
APOSSIBLE reasons for taking Ponstan include the management of pain, heavy menstrual bleeding and painful periods.
Earlier, a 10-year-old boy had also collapsed after taking tablets, believed to be the painkiller Ponstan.