FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: MEFENAMIC ACID

User Comments:


Ponstel (mefenamic acid) for Period Pain: “This did not work at all. Not only did it not touch my severe menstrual cramps, but I experienced side effects from the drug – muscle weakness in my legs. My obgyn and I tried everything. Now, I take meloxicam every 24 hrs for first 1-3 days of period and take 2.5mg – 5mg hydrocodone acetaminophen on day 2 and 3 for breakthrough pain. It works very well.”

Kat80 November 1, 2017


For Period Pain: “takes the pain away in just a little bit of time and leaves me pain free all day”

courtney_2000 (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 19, 2017


Ponstel (mefenamic acid) for Pain: “I’d say that Ponstel was god’s gift to me for treating my migraines in long term.Very good!”

din0049 January 28, 2017


For Period Pain: “My pain usually starts 3-4 days before my period actually comes. Tylenol#3 is the only thing that still helps me function normally during this time of month. Dr gave me mefenamic to try this time. After taking this, my pain is not only in my lower back but also pain and intense cramping in uterus…this stuff doesnt help my issues at all, if anything made it worse!”

Jurban3 (taken for less than 1 month) January 28, 2017


For Period Pain: “I have been on mefenamic acid for my most recent period only, but it had done absolutely nothing for me. Would definitely recommend codeine instead.”

JelloManiac (taken for less than 1 month) September 14, 2016


For Period Pain: “Like so many others I’ve had all the severe symptoms of endometriosis without actually having endometriosis. No form of contraception works & I’ve tried the lot. I’m now 36 and am going in next month for endometrial ablation. My Gyneacologist put me on Ponstan & another acid but it has not helped. Also I have horrible abdominal pain & bloating which keeps me up all night. I’ve had to stop taking it & need strong pain killers to cope. Forget going to work. Has anyone else had these problems? I’d love to know if these symptoms are more common than we know. Good luck girls!!!”

Mumma327 September 4, 2016

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