Mefenamic Acid for Toothache
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What is the mechanism of action of this medication? What will it accomplish for me?
Mefenamic acid belongs to the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories class of medications (NSAIDs). It is used to treat moderate to severe pain, including muscular aches and pains, menstrual cramps, headaches, and dental pain.
Mefenamic acid relieves pain and inflammation as long as it is taken, but it does not treat the underlying cause of the pain.
This medication may be available under several brand names and/or in a variety of forms. This medication may not be available in all forms or be approved for all of the conditions discussed here. Furthermore, some forms of this medication may not be appropriate for all of the conditions listed here.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medication for a condition not listed in these drug information articles. Speak to your doctor if you have not discussed this with your doctor or if you are unsure why you are taking this medication. Do not discontinue this medication without first consulting your doctor.
Even if they have the same symptoms as you, do not give this medication to anyone else. It is risky for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it to them.
This mefenamic acid for toothache is available in what form(s)?
Each yellow and blue capsule labeled “250” contains 250 mg of mefenamic acid. Stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, sodium lauryl sulfate, colloidal silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, FD&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C Blue No. 1, and titanium dioxide are nonmedicinal ingredients.
What should I do with this medication?
The recommended adult dose (for people over the age of 14) is 500 mg for the first dose, followed by 250 mg every six hours as needed, with a maximum treatment time of one week. Treatment for menstrual cramps is usually not required for more than two or three days.
It is best to take mefenamic acid for toothache with or after food.
Many factors, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications, can influence the dose of medication that a person requires. If your doctor has recommended a different dose than those listed here, do not change the way you take the medication without first consulting with your doctor.
It is critical that you take this medication exactly as directed by your doctor. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If your next dose is approaching, skip the missed dose and resume your regular schedule. Do not double the dose to make up for a missed one. If you are unsure what to do after missing a dose, seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this medication at room temperature, away from light and moisture, and out of children’s reach.
Medication should not be disposed of in wastewater (e.g., down the sink or toilet) or in household garbage. Inquire with your pharmacist about how to properly dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Who SHOULDN’T TAKE THIS MEDICINE?
If you have any of the following conditions, you should not take this medication:
are allergic to mefenamic acid or any of the medication’s ingredients are breast-feeding
are currently in their third trimester of pregnancy (after 28 weeks of pregnancy)
have active stomach bleeding, such as gastric or duodenal ulcers, and are under the age of 18
have a history of asthma, itchy skin rash, or allergic reactions to acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; e.g., ibuprofen, celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, etc.)
have had or recently had an inflammatory condition of the stomach and intestines such as ulcerative colitis have recently had heart bypass surgery
suffer from severe or active kidney disease suffer from severe or active liver disease suffer from severe, uncontrolled heart failure
have an excess of potassium in the body (hyperkalemia)
What are the possible side effects of this medication?
Many medications can have negative side effects. A side effect is an unfavorable reaction to a medication when taken at the recommended dose. Side effects can be mild or severe, and they can be temporary or permanent.
The following side effects are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medication.
At least 1% of people taking this medication have reported the following side effects. Many of these side effects are manageable, and some may fade on their own with time.
If you have any of these side effects and they are severe or bothersome, contact your doctor. Your pharmacist may be able to provide you with advice on how to deal with side effects.
decreased constipation or loss of appetite
diarrhea \sdizziness \sdrowsiness
Although the majority of the side effects listed below are uncommon, they can lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur, consult your doctor as soon as possible:
vision blur or any change in vision
Hearing changes ringing or buzzing in the ears
symptoms of an allergic reaction (e.g., rash, itching or hives)
Anemia symptoms (e.g., unusual tiredness or weakness, pale skin, fast heartbeat)
bleeding indications (e.g., unusual bleeding or bruising, bleeding gums, unexplained nosebleeds)
Changes in sleep, for example, are symptoms of depression.
decreased interest in activities, inability to concentrate
Infection symptoms, such as fever or chills
dizziness that persists
shortness of breath due to severe diarrhea
signs of liver disease, such as dark urine
stool that is pale
skin yellowing or whites of the eyes
indications of severe acid reflux (heartburn; e.g., burning feeling in the throat, chest, or stomach; difficulty swallowing; cough or hoarseness)
Symptoms of urinary tract problems, such as bladder pain
Urine that is bloody or cloudy, or that is difficult, burning, or painful to urinate
Urine color or odor change, frequent urge to urinate, large increase or decrease in the amount of urine
bladder control problems
If any of the following side effects occur, stop taking this medication and seek immediate medical attention:
Symptoms of stomach bleeding include bloody, black, or tarry stools, spitting up blood, and vomiting blood or material that resembles coffee grounds.
Symptoms of breathing problems, such as shortness of breath
wheezing or chest tightness rapid or irregular breathing
indications of heart disease (e.g., fast, irregular heartbeat or pulse, chest pain, difficulty breathing)
Meningitis symptoms that are not caused by infection (e.g., headache [severe], throbbing, or with stiff neck or back)
Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, such as abdominal cramps
Nausea and vomiting, as well as swelling of the face and throat, are symptoms of a severe skin reaction, such as: a rash combined with fever or discomfort, a rash covering a large area of the body, a rash that spreads quickly, blistering, and peeling.
Other than the listed side effects, some people may experience them. Consult your doctor if you notice any symptoms that concern you while taking this medication.
Is there anything else I should know about this medication?
Before you start taking a medication, make sure to tell your doctor about any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other important health information. These factors may have an impact on how you take this medication.