Mephenesin - Drug Information

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General Information on Mephenesin

Generic Name : Mephenesin

Latest prescription information about Mephenesin. 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.
ICD Code : Y55.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

Why is Mephenesin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a muscle relaxant, prescribed for muscle spasm. It can be used as an antidote for strychnine poisoning.

When should Mephenesin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with acute porphyria.

What is the dosage of Mephenesin?

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 1.5-3 g/day in divided doses. Topical Apply with rubefacient- Apply over the affected skin 3-4 times/day.

How should Mephenesin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
It also comes as an ointment, to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Mephenesin?

It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Mephenesin?

   Most Common : Lassitude, drowsiness, weakness, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, hypersensitivity reactions.

What are the other precautions for Mephenesin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Mephenesin?

Store it at room temperature (25C).


Schedule : H

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