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Generic: mefenamic acid
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It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain
               



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What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • cidofovir
  • ketorolac
  • methotrexate

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • alendronate
  • antacids with magnesium
  • aspirin and aspirin- like medicines
  • diuretics
  • herbal products that contain feverfew, garlic, ginger, or ginkgo biloba
  • lithium
  • medicines for high blood pressure
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
  • other NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
  • pemetrexed

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your pain does not get better. Talk to your doctor before taking another medicine for pain. Do not treat yourself.

This medicine does not prevent heart attack or stroke. In fact, this medicine may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke. The chance may increase with longer use of this medicine and in people who have heart disease. If you take aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke, talk with your doctor or health care professional.

Do not take medicines such as ibuprofen and naproxen with this medicine. Side effects such as stomach upset, nausea, or ulcers may be more likely to occur. Many medicines available without a prescription should not be taken with this medicine.

This medicine can cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and intestines at any time during treatment. Do not smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. These increase irritation to your stomach and can make it more susceptible to damage from this medicine. Ulcers and bleeding can happen without warning symptoms and can cause death.

               
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