Meclofenamate - Drug Information

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General Information on Meclofenamate

Generic Name : Meclofenamate

Pronunciation : me kloe fen am' ate

Latest prescription information about Meclofenamate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Meclofenamate

International- Meclofen, Meclomen.

Why is Meclofenamate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for dysmenorrhea, pain, tenderness, inflammation, swelling and stiffness caused by certain types of arthritis. This medication inhibits the hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.  

When should Meclofenamate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category N :

Not yet classified.

What is the dosage of Meclofenamate?

PO- The recommended dose is 50 mg every 4 to 6 hours. Maximum: 400mg/day.

How should Meclofenamate be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Meclofenamate?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney, liver disease, sugar, stomach problems, ulcer, heart disease, high blood pressure, swelling, blood disorders, bleeding or clotting problems, asthma, cancer sores, alcoholism, dehydration, who are taking other medications, in elderly, children.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Patient may develop with serious stomach bleeding or ulcers; if it is so consult with your doctor.
Monitor liver function, kidney function and complete blood cell counts regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Meclofenamate?

   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea with or without vomiting and abdominal pain.
   Heart : Swelling.
   Skin : Rash, hives, itching, hair loss and redness of the skin.
   Central Nervous System : Headache and dizziness.
   ENT : Ringing in the ear.
   Genitourinary : Nighttime urination.

What are the other precautions for Meclofenamate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Meclofenamate?

Store it at room temperature (20 to 25C) and away from light.

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