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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She has resorted to walking around with Ponstan drugs when she knows her periods are about to start.
For this reason, there is a worldwide ban on supply of medicine from medical stores without doctor's prescription except Panadol and Ponstan tablets.
But if the pain is severe and interferes with your daily life, your GP can prescribe mefenamic acid (Ponstan) to both soothe pain and reduce menstrual bleeding.
Only 2 patients, 1 (1.7%) of RBL and 1 (1.7%) of IST group experienced severe pain (7-10 on VAS), for which mefanemic acid (Ponstan) 500mg was given thrice daily till it relieved.
For example, Pfizer's pain reliever Ponstan (Mefenamic acid 500 mg tablet) priced at P35.75 is shown opposite an equivalent RiteMed product retailing for P4.50.