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Almefkem 250mg Tablet

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By ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
MRP 6.43*
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Mefenamic Acid(250.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Almefkem Tablet is used to provide relief from pain and inflammation of joints, bones, post-surgery and menstrual cycle. This medicine also reduces abdominal cramps during menses. Almefkem Tablet cont...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
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uses

Uses of Almefkem 250mg Tablet

  • Almefkem Tablet is used for pain relief such as pain related to joints, toothache, injury and muscle pain.
  • It is also useful in relieving pain and cramps during the menstrual cycle.
contraindications

Contraindications of Almefkem 250mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to this mefenamic acid or any of the ingredient of Almefkem Tablet
  • If you have inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers in stomach or intestine
  • If you have or ever had problems of intestinal bleeding or stomach ulcers with or without the use of painkillers
  • If your heart, liver or kidneys are not working properly or you have any health condition related to these organs
  • If you have a history of allergic reaction like breathing problem and skin allergy upon using painkillers like aspirin or Ibuprofen
  • This medicine should not be used for the pain after bypass surgery of the heart and in pregnant women during the third trimester
sideEffects

Side effects of Almefkem 250mg Tablet

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Stomach discomforts
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Almefkem 250mg Tablet

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Almefkem Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
It is advised not to take this medicine during pregnancy especially in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. It may affect the fetus adversely. It can also prolong or delay the labour, increase the risk of bleeding. If you think you are pregnant or might become pregnant, discontinue the treatment and seek medical help for a safer alternative immediately.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Almefkem Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It passes into the breast milk in small amounts. Thus, it should not be taken by breastfeeding women. Your doctor may prescribe you with some safer alternative or if it is really necessary for your health condition, you may be asked to discontinue breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Almefkem Tablet?
A:
You may experience dizziness, visual disturbance, spinning head, drowsiness after taking this medicine. So, it is advised to be careful and cautious while driving and operating machines.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Almefkem Tablet?
A:
You should avoid consuming alcohol along with this medicine.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have breathing-related disorder or asthma. You are prone to seasonal allergies, rhinitis and other lung and throat problems, need to be very cautious
  • You are suffering from a heart problem, liver or kidney problem, or if you are taking water pills, the doctor may ask to monitor kidney function tests
  • You are suffering from high blood pressure or heart problem, close monitoring of heart parameters are required during the treatment
  • You experience stomach pain, bleeding in vomiting or black colored stools, then immediately inform your doctor
  • You may develop skin allergies like skin rashes, itching, papules, blisters, etc
  • You are suffering from autoimmune disorder, systemic lupus erythematosus or you have a problem of fits, caution is advised
  • You have high blood pressure and heart problem or any risk which can give heart problems like diabetes and high cholesterol as you may experience swelling and water retention during the treatment
  • Caution is needed in elderly, use only for the number of days advised by your doctor.
  • Almefkem Tablet can impair with fertility, so it is not recommended for the women trying to conceive or taking any treatment for it
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Almefkem 250mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Almefkem Tablet works by interfering with the production of a chemical called prostaglandins, which is responsible for the inflammation, swelling and sensation of pain.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Almefkem 250mg Tablet

  • Take this medicine as a whole with a sufficient amount of water
  • Take the medicine as instructed by your doctor and don't change doses of this medicine without consulting the doctor
interactions

Interactions of Almefkem 250mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Mefenamic acid may enhance the effect of oral anticoagulants like warfarin, close monitoring of bleeding parameters is advised
  • Medicine containing lithium used to treat the mental condition if taken along can lead to lithium toxicity
  • Concomitant use of other painkillers is not advised as it can increase the side effects of this medicine
  • Medicines such as steroids, antidepressants, medicines to stop blood clotting and pain killers should not be used simultaneously as there is increased risk of stomach and intestinal bleeding
  • You may experience fits upon concomitant use of antibiotics like Norfloxacin, Ofloxacin and Ciprofloxacin with this medicine
  • There should be a minimum gap of 10-12 days use between the use of Mifepristone and this medicine as it can reduce the effect of Mifepristone
  • Medicine like Digoxin used for heart failure should not be used along as Mefenamic acid can induce heart failure and reduce the effectiveness of heart failure medicine
  • Medicines like Methotrexate, Ciclosporin, Tacrolimus and some hypertension medicines (furosemide) increase the risk of kidney damage when taken with this medicine
  • Other medicines like Probenecid, Zidovudine and oral anti-diabetic medicine should be used cautiously
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Almefkem 250mg Tablet

  • Store the medicine below 25°C
  • Keep it out of the reach of children
dosage

Dosage of Almefkem 250mg Tablet

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose include diarrhoea, drowsiness, ringing sound in ears, headache, nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, mental confusion, excitation, coma, drowsiness, tinnitus, fainting and occasiona...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the scheduled time. Do not take a double dose to compen...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is this medicine addictive?

A: No, this medicine is not addictive.

Q: Can Almefkem Tablet be taken for fever?

A: No, this is a pain killer medicine and used to relieve mild to moderate pain.

Q: What is Almefkem Tablet used for?

A: It is used to relieve mild to moderate pain in adults. Almefkem Tablet is used for tooth pain, pain due to sports injury, muscle pain, back pain, migraine & pain and cramps associated with periods.

Q: Can I take Almefkem Tablet on empty stomach?

A: No, you should take this medicine preferably after meals to avoid any stomach discomforts.

Q: Can Almefkem Tablet relieve my toothache?

A: Almefkem Tablet can be used for toothache if prescribed by your doctor. Do not self-medicate.

Q: Does Almefkem Tablet make me sleepy?

A: Yes, Almefkem Tablet may cause sleepiness, make you feel dizzy and weak. Avoid driving or performing activities that require mental alertness

Q: Does Almefkem Tablet stop the menstrual bleeding?

A: Almefkem Tablet is a pain killer, and it has no role in menstrual bleeding. It is essentially helpful in relieving pain and cramps during the menstrual cycle. It functions by blocking the production of a substance prostaglandin which is responsible for generating pain, swelling and inflammation.

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ContainsMefenamic Acid(250.0 Mg)
UsesPain killer
Side effectsDiarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, bloating, constipation and stomach discomforts
Last Updated on: 20 May 2021 | 08:39 AM (IST)
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