PainStop 250

20.0060.00

Mefenamic Acid
250 mg Capsule
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug

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FORMULATION
Each capsule contains:
Mefenamic Acid, USP…………………………….250 mg

DESCRIPTION
Mefenamic Acid (PainStop 250) is a size 0 hard gelatin capsule with light-blue cap and white body.

WHAT IS IN THE MEDICINE?
The Mefenamic Acid active ingredient is a member of a fenamate group of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). It exhibits anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic activities and also inhibits the prostaglandin synthetase.

WHAT IS THIS MEDICINE USED FOR?
Mefenamic Acid (PainStop 250), an anthranilic acid derivative is an NSAID, although its anti-inflammatory properties are considered to be minor. It is used in mild to moderate pain including headache, dental pain, postoperative and postpartum pain and dysmenorrhea, in musculoskeletal and joint disorders such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and in menorrhagia.

HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE THIS MEDICINE?
Like other NSAIDs, the lowest effective dose of Mefenamic Acid should be used for shortest possible time and taken orally with food or immediately after meals.

  • For mild to moderate pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Dental Pain, Post-operative Pain,

dysmenorrhea and Menorrhagia: 1 to 2 capsules every 8 hours until the symptoms stop.

  • Avoid giving this medicine to children younger than 14 years old.
  • Avoid giving this medicine for more than 7 days unless directed by a physician or a dentist.

WHEN SHOULD YOU NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE?
Treatment should be stopped if diarrhea and rashes occur. Other effects reported include drowsiness and effects on the blood such as thrombocytopenia, occasionally haemolytic anaemia and rarely aplastic anaemia. Convulsions may occur on overdosage.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU MISS A DOSE?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE TAKEN MORE THAN THE RECOMMENDED DOSAGE?
If overdose is suspected, immediately consult a physician, other healthcare professionals or contact the nearest hospital.

HOW SHOULD YOU KEEP THIS MEDICINE?
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C.

AVAILABILITY
Mefenamic Acid (PainStop250) 250 mg capsule is available in box of 10’s and 30’s (in blister pack of 10’s).

KEEP OUT OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

Weight 7.5 g
Availability

30's, 10's

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