Mefgesic Forte 500/500 Mg Tablet 10
Mefenamic acid is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which helps to relieve pain, inflammation and reduces the elevated body temperature. It is used to treat lower back pain, muscle pain, headache, toothaches, and to relieve painful menstruation. Paracetamol is mainly used to relieve fever and mild to moderate pain. Paracetamol is used to treat the most common conditions such as headache, toothache, ear pain, joint pain, and pain during menstruation. It is also prescribed to treat the discomfort during feverish colds, and flu.
How does the drug work?
Mefenamic acid works by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins. Thus, the prostaglandin effects such as sensitization of the spinal nerves to the painful stimuli, inflammation associated with vasodilation, and elevation of body temperature by the thyroid gland are not produced. Paracetamol belongs to the class of drugs known as antipyretics (fever reducing) and analgesics (painkiller). Paracetamol acts on the temperature-regulating region of the brain, which results in increased blood flow across the skin which causes sweating and heat loss, thereby reducing fever. It acts as a painkiller therefore, reduces the pain by increasing the pain threshold.
What are the common side effect?
The most frequently experienced side effects with mefenamic acid are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, bloating, bleeding, blurred vision, heartburn, ulcers (stomach or intestine), anemia, abnormal kidney function, edema, an increase in liver enzymes, increased bleeding time, itching, rashes, ringing sensation in the ear. The most common side effects of paracetamol include allergic reactions which may cause skin redness, swelling or rash. It can also cause running nose, facial swelling and blisters on the skin. Overdose can cause adverse symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, abnormal blood cell count, shortness of breath, and liver injury.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
FAQs :Mefenamic Acid
1. Can I drive after taking the drug? The drug may occasionally cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and visual disturbances. Therefore, it is advisable not to drive.
2. What should I do in the case of overdosage? You must immediately contact for a doctor’s advice because an overdose of mefenamic acid can increase your risk of side effects.
3. What to do if I miss a dose? If it is too late, then leave the missed dose and take the next dose as per the schedule.
4. Can I take mefenamic acid if I am planning for pregnancy? You must inform your doctor before taking the drug if you are planning to become pregnant.
5. Can I use the drug in the management of menstrual cramps? Yes. You can use the drug in the treatment of pain during periods associated with cramps. Paracetamol
1. Is paracetamol safe for my baby with teething pain? Yes, paracetamol can relieve pain in infants and children; it is safe when used in the prescribed dose.
2. Does paracetamol make me drowsy? No. But when, paracetamol is taken in the combination form with other medications such as ultracet or other cold and cough medications then you may feel drowsy.
3. Does paracetamol cause death? Yes, chronic use of paracetamol or overdose may severely damage the liver which may lead to death.
4. Is paracetamol safe during pregnancy? Paracetamol alone is relatively safe but consult your doctor before administering the medication.
5. Can paracetamol be safely used with other NSAIDs? Yes, paracetamol is safe when taken with other NSAIDS, but take cautiously when co-administering with warfarin.