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Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet

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mefenamic acid 

How To Use Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet

This medicine is for oral use only. Swallow this medication as a whole with water. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take this medication at a fixed time each day if it is indicated for everyday use.

Precautionary Steps of Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet

Please consult a doctor especially before taking Mefenamic Acid. If you have any of the following conditions & contraindications:-

  • Patients with cardiovascular disease or at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease
  • Patients with history or active gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Renal or hepatic impairment
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Hypersensitivity to mefenamic acid, aspirin or any NSAIDs
  • Patient with inflammatory bowel disease
  • Renal failure
  • History of hypersensitivity (asthma, urticaria) 

Please stop using this medication if you are experiencing these symptoms and conditions.

 
Mefenamic Acid Drug Interactions

Drug to drug interaction reaction of Mefenamic Acid varies from a person to another person. It is advisable to check with your doctor about all the possible drug interactions before starting the medication.
  • Enhanced methotrexate toxicity
  • Reduced hypotensive effect of ACE inhibitors and ARBs
  • Increased gastrointestinal bleeding risk if used concomitantly with aspirin
  • Reduced efficacy of furosemide and thiazide diuretics
  • Increased risk of lithium toxicity
  • Enhanced effect of warfarin

This is an incomprehensive list of drug interactions and conditions that might interfere with Mefenamic Acid. Before taking this drug, inform your doctor about your underlying conditions and all your present medications.

Keep the following precautions in mind as well:-
  • Avoid excess exposure to sunlight
  • Avoid this medicine for a longer use
  • Alcohol might affect your liver if it is taken with this medication
  • Tell your doctor if you have any other diseases or if you are taking any other medication


Alcohol Warning( Not Advisable )
GI bleeding, ulceration or perforation has been reported with NSAIDs at any time during treatment. Consuming alchol while on Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet are added risk factors.

Pregnancy Warning (Not Safe)
NSAIDs should not be used during the first two trimesters of pregnancy or labour unless the potential benefit to the patient outweighs the potential risk to the foetus. Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet is contraindicated during 3rd trimester of pregnancy due to risk of closure of the ductus arteriosus, delayed onset of labour and risk of bleeding to mother and child.

Breastfeeding Warning ( Not Advisable )
Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation as it is excreted into human breast milk and is transmitted to the child.

Driving Warning ( Not Advisable )
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness or visual disturbances, all of which could affect the ability to concentrate and drive.

Kidney Warning ( Use With Care )
Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet's mechanism of action which reduces prostaglandin synthesis can cause renal failure. Hence, it should be used with caution in patients with kidney impairment, in elderly patients and diuretics users. Please consult your doctor before usage.

Liver Warning ( Use With Care )
Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disorder because it is the main site of metabolism. Liver function test should be monitored. Please consult your doctor before usage

As with all medications, you may experience some side effects. Not everyone experiences it. This is not a cause for concern. However, it is so that you are aware of it.

Apart from the list of Mefenamic Acid uses, there could be certain side-effects associated with the usage of the medication. Please refer to the list below:-

  1. Congestive heart failure
  2. Hypertension
  3. Tachycardia
  4. Syncope
  5. Arrhythmia
  6. Vasculitis
  7. Hypotension
  8. Palpitations
  9. Abdominal pain
  10. Vomiting
  11. Dyspepsia
  12. Constipation
  13. diarrhea
  14. Nausea
  15. Heartburn
  16. GI perforation 
  17. Peptic ulcer
  18. Flatulence

While some these symptoms are more common, there are a few rare symptoms that could also occur. If you are feeling any other symptoms (whether it is mentioned in the above list or not), please consult with a doctor immediately. 

Difficulty sleeping (insomnia), Fatigue, Headache, Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Flatulence, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Heartburn, Gastritis, Nervousness, Nnsomnia, Confusion, Depression, Pruritus, Urticaria, Rash, Tinnitus, Fuid retention, Anaemia, Hyperkalaemia, High blood pressure.

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1. I missed a dose of Mefenamic Acid. What should I do?

If you have missed a dose by chance, try to consume it as soon as possible when you notice. If the time to your next dosage is close, simply skip the medicine. In such cases, try to not double the dosage. 


2. I  accidentally overdosed from the prescribed quantity of Mefenamic Acid. What should I do?

If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Mefenamic Acid, please talk to a physician immediately as overdosage more than the prescribed quantity might lead to undesirable side-effects. 


3. Can Mefenamic Acid be used along with alcohol?

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended with Mefenamic Acid. The resulting interaction between this medication with alcohol may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness and also it might raise the risk of side effects occurrence. In any case, do not consume more than 90 mL a day.


4. Is it safe to use Mefenamic Acid during pregnancy?

No Information is available about the usage of Mefenamic Acid during pregnancy. You’re advised to consult an obstetrician for detailed information before start consuming this drug. Pregnant women can weigh the pros and cons of the drug with the help of a doctor before it is used.


5. Is it safe to use Mefenamic Acid during breastfeeding or lactation?

No Information is available about the usage of Mefenamic Acid during breastfeeding or lactation. You’re advised to consult an obstetrician for detailed information before start consuming this drug. Lactating mother can weigh the pros and cons of the drug with the help of a doctor before it is used.

6. What should I do if I accidentally took an expired dose of the medication?

Consuming an expired dose of Mefenamic Acid by accident might not be harmful but do consult your physician for advice just to be safe in this matter. 


7. Is it safe to use Mefenamic Acid?

Yes, Mefenamic Acid is safe to use if taken in the prescribed dosage as suggested by the physician.


8. How many times in a day should I take Mefenamic Acid?

The dosage and frequency of Mefenamic Acid are based on your condition. Use the drug as directed by your doctor or follow the instruction printed on the product insert.



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This medicine is for oral use only. Swallow this medication as a whole with water. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take this medication at a fixed time each day if it is indicated for everyday use.
Please consult a doctor especially before taking Mefenamic Acid. If you have any of the following conditions & contraindications:-

  • Patients with cardiovascular disease or at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease
  • Patients with history or active gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Renal or hepatic impairment
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Hypersensitivity to mefenamic acid, aspirin or any NSAIDs
  • Patient with inflammatory bowel disease
  • Renal failure
  • History of hypersensitivity (asthma, urticaria) 

Please stop using this medication if you are experiencing these symptoms and conditions.

 
Mefenamic Acid Drug Interactions

Drug to drug interaction reaction of Mefenamic Acid varies from a person to another person. It is advisable to check with your doctor about all the possible drug interactions before starting the medication.
  • Enhanced methotrexate toxicity
  • Reduced hypotensive effect of ACE inhibitors and ARBs
  • Increased gastrointestinal bleeding risk if used concomitantly with aspirin
  • Reduced efficacy of furosemide and thiazide diuretics
  • Increased risk of lithium toxicity
  • Enhanced effect of warfarin

This is an incomprehensive list of drug interactions and conditions that might interfere with Mefenamic Acid. Before taking this drug, inform your doctor about your underlying conditions and all your present medications.

Keep the following precautions in mind as well:-
  • Avoid excess exposure to sunlight
  • Avoid this medicine for a longer use
  • Alcohol might affect your liver if it is taken with this medication
  • Tell your doctor if you have any other diseases or if you are taking any other medication


Alcohol Warning (Not Advisable)
GI bleeding, ulceration or perforation has been reported with NSAIDs at any time during treatment. Consuming alchol while on Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet are added risk factors.

Pregnancy Warning (Not Safe)
NSAIDs should not be used during the first two trimesters of pregnancy or labour unless the potential benefit to the patient outweighs the potential risk to the foetus. Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet is contraindicated during 3rd trimester of pregnancy due to risk of closure of the ductus arteriosus, delayed onset of labour and risk of bleeding to mother and child.

Breastfeeding Warning (Not Advisable)
Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation as it is excreted into human breast milk and is transmitted to the child.

Driving Warning (Not Advisable)
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness or visual disturbances, all of which could affect the ability to concentrate and drive.

Kidney Warning (Use With Care)
Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet's mechanism of action which reduces prostaglandin synthesis can cause renal failure. Hence, it should be used with caution in patients with kidney impairment, in elderly patients and diuretics users. Please consult your doctor before usage.

Liver Warning (Use With Care)
Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disorder because it is the main site of metabolism. Liver function test should be monitored. Please consult your doctor before usage

As with all medications, you may experience some side effects. Not everyone experiences it. This is not a cause for concern. However, it is so that you are aware of it.

Apart from the list of Mefenamic Acid uses, there could be certain side-effects associated with the usage of the medication. Please refer to the list below:-

  1. Congestive heart failure
  2. Hypertension
  3. Tachycardia
  4. Syncope
  5. Arrhythmia
  6. Vasculitis
  7. Hypotension
  8. Palpitations
  9. Abdominal pain
  10. Vomiting
  11. Dyspepsia
  12. Constipation
  13. diarrhea
  14. Nausea
  15. Heartburn
  16. GI perforation 
  17. Peptic ulcer
  18. Flatulence

While some these symptoms are more common, there are a few rare symptoms that could also occur. If you are feeling any other symptoms (whether it is mentioned in the above list or not), please consult with a doctor immediately. 

Difficulty sleeping (insomnia), Fatigue, Headache, Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Flatulence, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Heartburn, Gastritis, Nervousness, Nnsomnia, Confusion, Depression, Pruritus, Urticaria, Rash, Tinnitus, Fuid retention, Anaemia, Hyperkalaemia, High blood pressure.

1. I missed a dose of Mefenamic Acid. What should I do?

If you have missed a dose by chance, try to consume it as soon as possible when you notice. If the time to your next dosage is close, simply skip the medicine. In such cases, try to not double the dosage. 


2. I  accidentally overdosed from the prescribed quantity of Mefenamic Acid. What should I do?

If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Mefenamic Acid, please talk to a physician immediately as overdosage more than the prescribed quantity might lead to undesirable side-effects. 


3. Can Mefenamic Acid be used along with alcohol?

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended with Mefenamic Acid. The resulting interaction between this medication with alcohol may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness and also it might raise the risk of side effects occurrence. In any case, do not consume more than 90 mL a day.


4. Is it safe to use Mefenamic Acid during pregnancy?

No Information is available about the usage of Mefenamic Acid during pregnancy. You’re advised to consult an obstetrician for detailed information before start consuming this drug. Pregnant women can weigh the pros and cons of the drug with the help of a doctor before it is used.


5. Is it safe to use Mefenamic Acid during breastfeeding or lactation?

No Information is available about the usage of Mefenamic Acid during breastfeeding or lactation. You’re advised to consult an obstetrician for detailed information before start consuming this drug. Lactating mother can weigh the pros and cons of the drug with the help of a doctor before it is used.

6. What should I do if I accidentally took an expired dose of the medication?

Consuming an expired dose of Mefenamic Acid by accident might not be harmful but do consult your physician for advice just to be safe in this matter. 


7. Is it safe to use Mefenamic Acid?

Yes, Mefenamic Acid is safe to use if taken in the prescribed dosage as suggested by the physician.


8. How many times in a day should I take Mefenamic Acid?

The dosage and frequency of Mefenamic Acid are based on your condition. Use the drug as directed by your doctor or follow the instruction printed on the product insert.



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Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet is available in many areas in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang, Titiwangsa, Setiawangsa, Wangsa Maju, Kepong, Segambut, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Mont Kiara, Puchong, Bandar Sunway, TTDI, Seri Kembangan, Klang, Bukit Tinggi, Damansara, Sentul, Penang, George Town, Jelutong, Gelugor, Bayan Baru, Bandar Baru Air Itam, Sungai Ara, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, Perai, Johor Bahru, Skudai, Bukit Indah, Gelang Patah, Senai, Pasir Gudang, Taman Daya, Taman Molek, Taman Perling, Tebrau, Danga Bay, Larkin, Nusajaya, Pontian, Masai, Setia Tropika, Desaru, Tampoi.


Pontalon (Mefenamic Acid) 500mg Tablet is available at many places in Singapore. Ang Mo Kio, Alexandra, Admiralty, Bedok, Bishan, Bukit Batok, Bukit Merah, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah, Boat Quay, Buona Vista, Beach Road, Bugis, Balestier, Boon Lay, Central Area, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Chinatown, Commonwealt, City Hall, Clarke Quay, Changi Airport, Changi Village, Clementi Park, Dairy Farm, Eunos, East Coast, Farrer Park, Geylang, Hougang, Harbourfront, Holland, Jurong, Jurong East, Jurong West, Kallang/ Whampoa, Lim Chu Kang, Marine Parade, Marina, Macpherson, Mandai, Newton, Novena, Orchard, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Potong Pasir, Paya Lebar, Queenstown, Raffles Place, Rochor, River Valley, Sembawang, Sengkang, Serangoon, Serangoon Rd, Seletar, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Tanjong Pagar, Telok Blangah, Tanglin, Thomson, Tuas, Tengah, Upper East Coast, Upper Bukit Timah, Upper Thomson, Woodlands, West Coast, Yishun, Yio Chu Kang.

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