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Mefacid Susp

By WOCKHARDT LIMITED
60ml Suspension in Bottle
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Mefenamic Acid
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Therapeutic classification
Analgesic/antipyretic

Medical Description

Mefacid Susp is for pediatric use. It reduces fever and pain associated with sprains, injuries. It helps to reduce swelling, redness and pain in the joints due to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. It co
ntains mefenamic acid as an active ingredient. It is a Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medicine. Mefacid Susp must be given to the child as advised by the doctor.
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Uses of Mefacid Susp

  • To relieve fever and pain in children
  • To relieve muscle and joint pain in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis in children)

Contraindications of Mefacid Susp

  • If the child is allergic to mefenamic acid or other painkillers such as ibuprofen or other ingredients of Mefacid Susp .
  • If the child has a condition of inflammation, swelling and pain in the digestive tract.
  • If the child suffers from asthma.
  • If the child has or had problems of intestinal bleeding or stomach ulcers with or without the use of painkillers.
  • If the child has heart, liver or kidney diseases.
  • If the child suffers from epilepsy.
  • If the child is on blood clotting medicines like warfarin.

Side effects of Mefacid Susp

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Skin rash
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

Precautions and Warnings of Mefacid Susp

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • The child has blood tests to be done, it is important to inform the doctor about the ongoing treatment with Mefacid Susp .
  • The child develops skin allergies like skin rashes, itching, papules, blisters, etc.
  • Treatment with Mefacid Susp must not be continued for more than 7 days unless it is prescribed for Still's disease.
  • The child has asthma or prone to seasonal allergies and rhinitis.
  • The child may suffer from a heart, liver or kidney problem.
  • The child has a stomach ache.
  • The child may suffer from epilepsy, caution is advised.

Mode of Action of Mefacid Susp

How Does It Work?

Mefenamic acid in Mefacid Susp acts by interfering with the production of a chemical called prostaglandins, which is responsible for the inflammation, swelling and sensation of pain.

Directions for Use of Mefacid Susp

  • Mefacid Susp should be given to your child as instructed by your doctor
  • Shake well before use and read the instructions on the bottle before use
  • Use a proper measuring cup or spoon for the exact quantity
  • Do not give it directly from the bottle

Interactions of Mefacid Susp

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines affect the way Mefacid Susp works, or Mefacid Susp itself reduces the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Inform the doctor of the medicines, supplements, or herbals the child is taking or might take to avoid possible interaction.

Storage and disposal of Mefacid Susp

  • Store Mefacid Susp at room temperature
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets

Dosage of Mefacid Susp

Overdose

If you have given too much of Mefacid Susp to the child, contact the doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you missed giving a dose of Mefacid Susp to the child, give it as soon as you remember. If it's the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and give the next dose at the scheduled time. Avoid
a double dose for the missed dose.
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is Mefacid Susp used for?

A: It is used for fever and pain relief in children.

Q: Can I take Mefacid Susp on an empty stomach?

A: No, the medicine must be taken after having food.

Q: Is Mefacid Susp a painkiller?

A: Yes, it is a pain killer. It is effective for pain only.

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ContainsMefenamic Acid
UsesPain and fever in children
Side effectsDiarrhoea, nausea, vomiting
Last Updated on: 05 Jun 2021 | 05:48 PM (IST)
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