Ponstel

(Mefenamic Acid)

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Quick facts about Ponstel
  • Drug class: Pain
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (mefenamic acid)

Used for

  • Dysmenorrhea Low back pain Pain
  • Fever Menorrhagia Premenstrual syndrome

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Quick facts about Ponstel
  • Drug class: Pain
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (mefenamic acid)
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Side effect rates for Ponstel (Mefenamic Acid)

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Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea).

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea).

Common concerns from people taking Ponstel (Mefenamic Acid)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Ponstel
CWeigh risks vs. benefits
Pain
  • Worth it
    Big hassle
    Reviewed Ponstelon 8/30/2015Works but you have to take it just before the pains start. It can cause chest pain (does in me anyway) which isn't something to just ignore in this pill- you're not supposed to take more than the recommended dose for a reason!
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    Woman
    Just as needed
    Dysmenorrhea Low back pain Pain