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Each caplet contains 250 mg Mefenamic acid. Each forte caplet contains 500 mg Mefenamic acid.
Mefenamic acid is an analgesic preparation with anti-inflammatory properties. Mefenamic acid has shown antipyretic action
against a wide range of febrile condition in children and adults.
For the relief of mild to moderate pain in acute and chronic conditions including pain of traumatic, arthritic or muscular origin,
postoperative and post-partum pain, dysmenorrhoea, menorrhagia, headache and dental pain. It is also indicated as an
antipyretic in febrile conditions.
Adults : The recommended initial dose is 500 mg, followed by 250 mg every 6 hours as required.
Dysmenorrhoea : The dosage is 500 mg 3 times a day. Therapy should be started from onset of menstruation or pain and
continued for 2-3 days.
Menorrhagia : 500 mg 3 times a day, beginning with the onset of menstrual flowand continuing for 5 days or until cessation of
flow , whichever is less.
Patients showing evidence of gastrointestinal ulceration, asthmatic and kidney or liver disease and those who are
hypersensitive to mefernamic acid.
Caution should be given to patients suffering from bronchospasm, allergic rhinitis, urticaria or who are taking other
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, since it may cause cross-sensitivity.
Safe use of Mefenamic acid in pregnancy and children < 14 years have not been established.
Do not use excess recommended dosage or > 7 days without the physician’s recommendation.
SIDE EFFECTS :
Side effects are negligible at recommended dosage.
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea have been reported on a few occasions.
Agranulocytosis and haemolytic anemia may occur on long-term continuous dosage 2000 mg or more daily.
Enhances effects of coumarin anticoagulants.
Keep in a cool, dry place. Avoid exposure from direct sunlight.
Datan-250 mg. Box of 10x10’s. Reg.No. DKL8921004104A1
Datan forte. Box of 10x10’s. Reg.No. DKL8921004104B1
On medical prescription only.