Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml belongs to a group of medicines called NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) indicated for the symptomatic treatment of fever in children above six months. It is also useful for relieving mild to moderate pain in children.
Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml contains 'Mefenamic acid', which works by blocking the effect of chemical messengers that cause pain and fever. Thus, Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml helps relieve fever and pain.
In some cases, Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml may cause side effects such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and flatulence. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
Let your doctor know if your child has asthma, active ulcers, pre-existing renal disease, or chronic inflammation of the upper/lower gastrointestinal tract. Keep your doctor informed about your child’s health condition and medications to rule out any side effects/interactions.
Uses of Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml
Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml belongs to a group of medicines called NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) indicated for the symptomatic treatment of fever in children above six months. It is also useful for the relief of mild to moderate pain in children. Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml contains 'Mefenamic acid', which works by inhibiting the cyclooxygenase enzyme, which is responsible for the formation of prostaglandins. Thus, Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml helps relieve fever and pain.
Directions for Use
Shake the bottle well before use. Administer the prescribed dose/quantity to the child using the measuring cup provided by the pack. It can be given after a meal to reduce stomach upset (heartburn).
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml
Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml should not be given to the child if they are allergic to any of its components or have pre-existing asthma, aspirin-sensitive asthma, active ulceration, chronic inflammation of the upper/lower gastrointestinal tract, or pre-existing renal disease. Inform your doctor if the child has cardiovascular problems, hypertension, congestive heart failure, oedema, gastrointestinal ulceration, bleeding or perforation, asthma, or kidney or liver problems. Let your doctor know if the child is on other medications, including supplements or herbal products.
Drug-Drug Interactions: Inform the doctor if your child is taking ACE inhibitors, pain killers (aspirin), diuretics, antimanic (lithium), anti-metabolites (methotrexate), anticoagulants (warfarin), or antacids.
Drug-Food Interactions: No interactions found/established.
Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform the doctor if your child has pre-existing asthma, aspirin-sensitive asthma, active ulceration, chronic inflammation of the upper/lower gastrointestinal tract, or pre-existing renal disease.
Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
Keep your child well-rested.
Include healthy vegetables, fruits and whole grains in their diet.
Break down the meals into smaller portions and feed the child at regular intervals.
Encourage the child to drink plenty of water.
Help your child to focus on a healthy diet, adequate sleep and physical activity.
Pain: It is a term used to describe any unpleasant feeling or discomfort. It occurs due to nerve damage (in cases of backache, toothache, or muscle pain) or persistent stimulation (in headaches or migraine). Pain may vary from mild to severe, depending on the underlying condition.
Fever: When the body's temperature goes above 100.4°F (38°C), it is called fever or pyrexia. It is an abnormal increase in body temperature from normal (98.6°F) due to infection, chemotherapy or disease conditions.
Please consult a doctor if your child has a liver impairment or if you have any concerns regarding this.
Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml should not be given to children with pre-existing renal disease or significantly impaired renal function. Please consult a doctor if your child has kidney problems.
Safe if prescribed
Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml is safe for children above six months if prescribed by the doctor. The safety and effectiveness of Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml in children below six months have not been established.
How does Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml work?
Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml works by blocking the chemical messengers responsible for pain and fever. Thus, Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml provides relief from pain and fever.
Can Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml be used for longer durations?
Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml should be used as prescribed, for the shortest time and lowest possible dose needed. Avoid using it for longer durations unless prescribed by the doctor.
Does Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml affect prothrombin time?
Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml may prolong prothrombin time (time taken for the blood to clot). Therefore, frequent monitoring of prothrombin time is required if Mefkind P Suspension 60 ml is given to children taking oral anticoagulants.
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