Meftal-500 Tablet 10's belongs to a group of NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) used to provide relief from mild to moderate pain and inflammation associated with muscular, rheumatic, and arthritic disorders, headache, trauma, dental pain, and pain after surgery or childbirth. Additionally, Meftal-500 Tablet 10's is used to relieve period pain, and premenstrual syndrome symptoms (PMS), and manage excessively heavy periods.
Meftal-500 Tablet 10's contains 'mefenamic acid' which works by blocking the effect of chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation. Thereby relieving pain and inflammation.
In some cases, you may experience certain common side effects such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, heartburn and indigestion. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects persistently.
Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Meftal-500 Tablet 10's may cause drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. Avoid consuming alcohol with Meftal-500 Tablet 10's as it could lead to increased drowsiness and dizziness; it might also increase stomach bleeding risk. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and medicines to rule out any side effects.
Uses of Meftal-500 Tablet 10's
Pain and inflammation
Meftal-500 Tablet 10's belongs to a group of medicines called NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug) used to provide relief from mild to moderate pain and inflammation associated with muscular, rheumatic, arthritic disorders, headache, trauma, dental pain, and pain after surgery or childbirth. Additionally, Meftal-500 Tablet 10's is used to relieve period pain, symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and management of excessively heavy periods. Meftal-500 Tablet 10's works by blocking the effect of a chemical messenger in your body, known as cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes that make another chemical prostaglandins. These prostaglandins are produced at injury sites and cause pain and swelling. By blocking the effect of COX enzymes, lesser prostaglandins are produced, which reduces mild to moderate pain and inflammation at the injured or damaged site.
Directions for Use
Tablet/Capsule: Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water; do not chew, or break the tablet/capsule.Syrup/Suspension/Drops: Take the prescribed dose/quantity using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper; shake the pack well before each use.Dispersible tablet: Disperse the tablet in water and consume it.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Meftal-500 Tablet 10's
Do not take Meftal-500 Tablet 10's if you are allergic to any of its components, if you have severe heart, kidney or liver failure, suffered bleeding problems such as bleeding from the stomach or bowels while taking any pain killers or have peptic ulcers or inflammatory bowel disease. Inform your doctor if you have high blood pressure, heart problems, high cholesterol, dehydration, asthma, liver and kidney problems. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Meftal-500 Tablet 10's may cause drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. Stop taking Meftal-500 Tablet 10's and consult your doctor immediately if you have stomach pain or any signs of bleeding in the intestine or stomach such as blood in stools.
Drug-Drug Interactions: Inform your doctor if you are taking pain killers (aspirin, ibuprofen, celecoxib, diclofenac, naproxen), anti-gout (probenecid), immunosuppressants (cyclosporine, tacrolimus), anticoagulants (warfarin, heparin), anti-rheumatoid (methotrexate), anti-HIV (zidovudine), anti-depressant (duloxetine, lithium, fluoxetine, sertraline), or steroid medication (mifepristone).
Drug-Food Interactions: No interactions found/established.
Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform your doctor if you have peptic ulcers, bleeding disorders, asthma, fluid retention, gastrointestinal toxicity, rash, renal toxicity, thrombosis, anaemia, heart failure, liver toxicity, high blood pressure, platelet aggregation inhibition, or hyperkalemia (high potassium levels).
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Diet & Lifestyle Advise
Mild exercises such as jogging and walking are helpful for muscle stretching.
To avoid developing pressure sores, change your position at least every two hours.
Hot or cold therapy can help treat pain. Apply an ice-pack or hot-pack on the muscle for 15-20minutes.
Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water.
Pain: Pain is a symptom triggered by the nervous system, causing uncomfortable sensations in the body. Pain can be dull or sharp. It can be described as a stinging, throbbing, sore, and pinching sensation. Pain can occur frequently, or it can be consistent. The tolerance of pain can vary from person to person. Pain can be acute or can occur for a longer duration; it can be localised or can be overall. The common causes of pain are cramps, headache, muscle strain, arthritis, or bone fractures.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Meftal-500 Tablet 10's as it may increase drowsiness. It can also increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Meftal-500 Tablet 10's belongs to pregnancy category C. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy. Your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.
Meftal-500 Tablet 10's may pass into breastmilk. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Meftal-500 Tablet 10's may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery unless you are alert.
Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with liver impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have a liver impairment or any concerns regarding this.
Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with kidney impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have kidney impairment or any concerns regarding this.
Please consult your doctor. Your doctor will recommend it based on your child's condition.
How does Meftal-500 Tablet 10's work?
Meftal-500 Tablet 10's works by blocking the chemical messengers that are responsible for pain and inflammation. Thereby, Meftal-500 Tablet 10's provides relief from pain and inflammation.
Can I take Meftal-500 Tablet 10's for longer durations?
Meftal-500 Tablet 10's is generally prescribed for short-term use. Do not take Meftal-500 Tablet 10's for longer durations as it might increase the risk of heart problems and stomach bleeding.
Is Meftal-500 Tablet 10's used to relieve period pain?
Meftal-500 Tablet 10's is used to relieve menstrual (period) pain, symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and management of excessively heavy periods. Take only as prescribed by the doctor.
I have stomach ulcers. Can I take Meftal-500 Tablet 10's?
Avoid taking Meftal-500 Tablet 10's if you have stomach ulcers. Meftal-500 Tablet 10's might increase the risk of stomach ulcers, perforation of the stomach and intestinal bleeding with higher doses.
Does Meftal-500 Tablet 10's cause diarrhoea?
Diarrhoea might be a side-effect of Meftal-500 Tablet 10's. Drink plenty of fluids and eat food rich in fibre. Consult your doctor if you experience excessive diarrhoea or if you find blood in stools.
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