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Mefenamic acid

Synonym(s): Ponstel

Contributor(s): Kyle Braund

Introduction

Name

  • Mefenamic acid.

Class of drug

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Uses

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Indications

  • Management of mild to moderate pain associated with osteoarthritis.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Diuretics
  • Increase risk of nephrotoxicity.

  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Increased risk of convulsions (in man).

  • Antihypertensives
  • eg beta-blockers.
  • Hypotensive effects antagonized.
    Do not mix with other drugs in same syringe.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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