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Mephenesin - Drug Information

Generic Name : Mephenesin

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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
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Trade Name(s): 


India : 



International : 

Decontractyl, Dorotyl, Glotal, Mustret, Myorelax, Spasmend

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 


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

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with acute porphyria.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : 


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 it should 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.

Warnings and Precautions : 

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

Side Effects : 


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

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature (25C).

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