MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension 60ml


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Drug Information for MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension 60ml

What is MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension used for?

MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension is used for the treatment of pain and fever. It is also used to decrease blood loss and pain during menstrual periods.

MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension work?

In MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension, Mefenamic Acid belongs to the class of drugs called as the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs). This drug acts by inhibiting the cyclooxygenases, which are responsible for inflammation and pain in the body.

Paracetamol belongs to the class of drugs called analgesics and antipyretics. This drug reduces pain by blocking the generation of pain impulses. It exhibits antipyretic effect by inhibiting the prostaglandin synthesis in the hypothalamus.

How to take MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
  • For syrup dosage form, use a measuring cup to measure each dose before taking.

If you miss a dose of MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension?

Drugs that interact with MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension include the following:

  • Aliskiren
  • Captopril
  • Dalteparin
  • Ethanol
  • Ketorolac
  • Lidocaine
  • Lisinopril
  • Lithium
  • Prednisone
  • Sodium Biphosphate
  • Sodium Nitrite
  • Tacrolimus
  • Warfarin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension?

The following are the most common side effects of MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension:

  • Nausea
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Dry mouth
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sweating
  • Diarrhoea

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Bloody urine
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Indigestion
  • Weight gain
  • Back pain
  • Stomach bloating
  • Heartburn

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension or similar drugs.
  • Consult the doctor before taking any other drug along with MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.

You are advised not to take MEFTAGESIC DS Suspension if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

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