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Ponstel is used for treating menstrual pain. It may be used for short term (not more than 7 days) treatment of mild to moderate pain.

Ponstel blocks certain substances in the body that are linked to inflammation. NSAIDs treat the symptoms of pain and inflammation.

Ponstel is also known as Mefenamic acid, Ponstan.

Generic name of Ponstel is Mefenamic Acid.

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Do not take Ponstel if you are allergic to Ponstel components or to aspirin.

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Do not take Ponstel if you have had a severe allergic reaction (e.g., severe rash, hives, trouble breathing, growths in the nose, dizziness) to aspirin or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) (e.g., ibuprofen, celecoxib).

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A series of 2-substituted phenyl derivatives of nicotinic acid 4a-l were synthesized and evaluated for their analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities. Compounds including 2-bromophenyl substituent, 4a, c, and d, proved to display distinctive analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities in comparison to mefenamic acid as a reference drug. Compound 4c could be identified as the most biologically active member within this study with an interesting dual anti-inflammatory analgesic profile. Effect of the compounds 4a-l on the serum level of certain inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-6 was also determined.

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1. The aim was to see whether mefenamic acid and salicylic acid had different inhibition profiles for SULT1A1 (substrate: 4-nitrophenol) and SULT1A3 (dopamine) activities and on (-)-salbutamol and minoxidil sulphation rates in the human adult and mid-gestational foetal livers. 2. The activity (pmolmin(-1) mg(-1) of SULT1A1 was 662 +/- 78 (adult) and 246 +/- 159 (foetus; p = 0.003) and that of SULT1A3 was 24 +/- 4 (adult) and 121 +/- 90 (foetus; p = 0.030). The rate (pmol min(-1) mg(-1)) of (-)-salbutamol sulphation was 109 +/- 27 (adult) and 117 +/- 34 (foetus; p = (0.144) and that of minoxidil sulphation was 202 +/- 38 (adult) and 108 +/- 44 (foetus; p = 0.001). 3. With mefenamic acid as an inhibitor, the IC50 (microM) for SULT1A1 was 0.2 +/- 0.004 (adult) and 0.01 +/- 0.002 (foetus; p = 0.001); for SULT1A3 it was 76 +/- 6 (adult) and 77 +/- 13 (foetus; p = 0.889); for the rate of ( )-salbutamol sulphation it was 0.07 +/- 0.005 (adult) and not determinable (foetus) and for minoxidil sulphation it was 1.6 +/- 0.7 (adult) and 0.15 +/- 0.04 (foetus; p = 0.076). 4. With salicylic acid as an inhibitor, the IC50 (microM) for SULT1A1 was 30 +/- 2 (adult) and 25 +/- 1 (foetus; p = 0.011); for SULT1A3 it was 690 +/- 36 (adult) and 570 +/- 16 (foetus; p = 0.229); for the rate of ( )-salbutamol sulphation it was 93 +/- 11 (adult) and 344 +/- 42 (foetus; p = 0.010); with minoxidil as substrate, the IC50 was not determinable. 5. In summary, SULT1A1, SULT1A3 and the sulphotransferases towards (-)-salbutamol and minoxidil had measurable activities in the mid-gestational human foetal liver. Mefenamic acid was a more potent inhibitor than salicylic acid of both human adult and foetal liver SULT1A1 and SULT1A3 activities. Foetal liver SULT1A1 was more susceptible than adult liver SULT1A1 to inhibition by mefenamic acid and salicylic acid. These results are consistent with the view that sulphotransferases develop early in the human foetal liver and drugs may inhibit their activities.

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To assess the efficacy of tranexamic acid or mefenamic acid in the management of the initial "nuisance" bleeding or spotting in the period immediately after placement of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.

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All practices recorded consultation details, treatments offered, and outcomes for women with regular heavy menstrual loss (menorrhagia) over 1 year.

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Both of the daily doses of meloxicam tested were comparable to 500 mg mefenamic acid t.i.d. in relieving dysmenorrhea symptoms, and meloxicam seems to have a better gastrointestinal tolerability profile.

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Rings of pulmonary vein from control and heartworm-infected dogs were constricted with norepinephrine (10(-5.5)M) and followed over 65 minutes. Time profiles were established by measuring active tension every 2 minutes for the first 10 minutes, then every 5 minutes for 15 minutes, then every 10 minutes for 40 minutes. Time profiles were done in pulmonary vein rings with and without endothelial cells, and in the presence and absence of N-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME; nitric oxide synthase inhibitor), mefenamic acid (cyclooxygenase inhibitor), or methylene blue (guanylate cyclase inhibitor).

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The effects of two prostaglandin synthesis blockers, indomethacin and mefenemic acid, on both histamine-induced extravasation of albumin and arteriole dilation were studied using intravital fluorescent microscopy. Sprague-Dawley rats (140-180 g) were anesthetized with pentobarbital (50mg/Kg) and the cremaster muscle was positioned in a Krebs bath (pH = 7.4, PCO2 = 40 mm Hg, PO2 = 35 mm Hg, temp = 34 degrees). Fluorescein isothiocyanate-labeled albumin was injected intravascularly and the fluorescent image of the cremaster microcirculation was produced by illumination from an argon laser (488 nm). Videotape analysis of the experiments showed that increasing concentrations of histamine in the bath produced both a concentration-dependent arteriole dilation and a concentration-dependent leakage of labeled albumin into the interstitium. Adding indomethacin (10 or 100 micrograms/ml) or mefenemic acid (10 micrograms/ml) to the Krebs bath significantly diminished the protein leakage induced by histamine but did not alter the arteriole dilation. These results indicate that prostaglandins may be directly involved in the histamine-induced increase in vascular permeability to macromolecules but not in the arteriole dilation histamine produces.

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The effect of hemodialysis on plasma mefenamic acid levels was studied in four patients on long-term hemodialysis. A 500-mg oral dose of mefenamic acid was administered to the fasting patients two hours before hemodialysis. Arterial and venous blood samples taken before dialysis, at 30-minute intervals during a three-hour dialysis, and immediately before termination of dialysis were assayed by high-performance liquid chromatography. Mefenamic acid half-life on hemodialysis was not reduced substantially compared with that reported for normal patients. The extraction efficiency of the hollow-fiber kidneys averaged 6.4%. The mean drug recovery was 1.03 mg or 0.2% of the administered dose. The extensive plasma protein binding (range: 85-97%) accounted for the poor recovery. The study suggests that adjustment of mefenamic acid dosage is not necessary in patients undergoing hemodialysis and that hemodialysis is of minimal value in the management of mefenamate overdose.

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The design, preparation and performance for novel UV-light absorbing (room-temperature) ionic liquid matrices (UV-RTILMs) for matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) were reported. A series of UV-RTILMs was prepared by ultrasonication of equimolar of acid (mefenamic acid) and bases (aniline (ANI), pyridine (Pyr), dimethyl aniline (DMANI) and 2-methyl picoline (2-P)). The UV-RTILMs have not only significant absorbance at the desired wavelength (337 nm of the N2 Laser), but also have available protons that can easily undergo proton transfer reactions to ionize the target molecules. The novel UV-RTILMs have the ability to ionize different and wide classes of compounds such as drugs, carbohydrate, and amino acids. The new UV-RTILMs series have been successfully and selectively applied for biosensing the lysates of pathogenic bacteria in the presence of the cell macromolecules. A new strategy for biosensing pathogens was presented via sensing the pathogens lysate in the cell suspension. The new materials can effectively detect the bacterial toxins without separation or any pretreatment. They offered excellent ionization of labile oligosaccharides with protonated peaks. They could significantly enhance the analyte signals, produce homogeneous spotting, reducing spot-to-spot variation, excellent vacuum stability, higher ion peak intensity, and wide application possibility. The physical parameters such as molar refractivity, molar volume, parachor, surface tension, density and polarizability were calculated and tabulated. The new UV-RTILMs could offer excellent reproducibility and great repeatability and they are promising matrices for wide applications on MALDI-MS.

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In order to evaluate the antifungal property Cialis 80mg Review of mefenamic acid on dermatophytes, it was mixed with cobalt (Co) in culture media. Two species related to two genera of dermatophytes were tested for their susceptibility to mefenamic acid and its complex with Co by using colony diameter measurement method.

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1. The effect of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs naproxen, mefenamic acid, phenylbutazone, piroxicam and tolmetin on the vanadate (0.3 mM)-induced tonic contraction, as well as the modifications of these effects by the G-protein inhibitor pertussis toxin, and the inhibitors of protein kinase A, Rp-cAMPS (Rp-Adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphothioate Avalide Tablet triethylamine salt) and protein kinase C, H-7 [1(5-isoquinolynilsulfonyl)-2-methyl-piperazine], have been assayed to study the possible nature of intracellular mediators contributing to the inhibitory effects of NSAIDs in rat uterine smooth muscle incubated in medium lacking calcium plus EDTA. The effect of phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate on vanadate contraction and its modification with H-7 has also been examined. 2. Naproxen (6-600 microM), mefenamic acid (6-300 microM), phenylbutazone (6-300 microM), piroxicam (6-600 microM) and tolmetin (6-600 microM) produced concentration-dependent relaxation of vanadate-induced tonic contraction. The potency order, in accordance with their respective IC50 values was: phenylbutazone > or = mefenamic acid > or = naproxen > tolmetin > or = piroxicam. 3. The relaxant effects of naproxen, phenylbutazone, piroxicam and tolmetin were significantly antagonized with pertussis toxin (50 ng ml-1), Rp-cAMPS (100 microM) and H-7 (1 microM). However, the effect of mefenamic acid was unmodified by the three drugs. This suggests that the effect of mefenamic acid and other NSAIDs occur by different mechanisms. 4. Phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate relaxed the vanadate contraction but the maximal relaxation achieved (54.8 +/- 8.3%, n = 4) was lower than those induced with the NSAIDs. On the other hand, H-7 (1 microM) did not modify the relaxant effect of phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate. This suggests that H-7 behaves as a PKA, but not a PKC inhibitor, under the present experimental conditions. 5. The relaxation by naproxen, phenylbutazone, piroxicam and tolmetin is presumably produced by increasing cAMP because the effects of these are antagonized with Rp-cAMPS and H-7, and by pertussis-toxin-sensitive mechanisms.

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Proportions of these women investigated and treated with drugs in primary care, referred to a gynaecologist and undergoing operative procedures. The relation between investigation and prescribing in primary care and referral to and Punarnava Dosage surgery in secondary care.

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During an investigation Order Hyzaar Online of the in vitro glucuronidation of benoxaprofen by human liver S-9 fraction, an unusual drug-related entity possessing a protonated molecular ion that was 74 mass units greater than the parent drug was observed. It was identified as the glycerol ester of benoxaprofen. Formation of this entity required inclusion of uridine diphosphoglucuronic acid (UDPGA) in the incubation, suggesting the formation of benoxaprofen acyl glucuronide followed by transesterification with the glycerol present in the incubation due to its presence as a stabilizer for liver subcellular fractions. Formation occurred during the sample work-up procedure while the samples were subjected to evaporation in vacuo, which does not remove glycerol. Conversion of purified benoxaprofen acyl glucuronide to the glycerol ester was demonstrated in glycerol at 37 degrees C. Other drugs that are converted to acyl glucuronides in vitro (diclofenac, mefenamic acid, tolmetin, and naproxen) were also shown to form corresponding glycerol esters when incubated with human liver S-9 fraction and UDPGA. The potential formation of glycerol esters of carboxylic acid drugs undergoing acyl glucuronidation in vitro represents an experimental artifact to which drug metabolism scientists should be aware.

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Double-blind, prospectively randomised, three-way crossover study of mebeverine Suprax Medication , mefenamic acid and placebo during three consecutive menstrual cycles.

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The objective of this study was to prepare and evaluate biodegradable alginate beads as a controlled-release system for a water-insoluble drug, mefenamic acid (MA), using 3 x 2(2) factorial design by ionotropic gelation method. Therefore, the mefenamic acid dispersion in a solution of alginate was dropped into the cross-linking CaCl(2) solution and a fairly high yield (71-89%) of MA-alginate beads were obtained. Diovan Tab 80mg Their encapsulation efficiencies were in the range of 79.3-98.99%. The effect of drug:polymer ratio, CaCl(2) concentration, and curing time on the time for 50% of the drug to be released (t(50%)), and the drug entrapment efficiency were evaluated with factorial design method. It was found that drug:polymer ratio and interaction of drug:polymer ratio and curing time had an important effect on the drug to be released (t(50%)). The effect of CaCl(2) concentration is also important on the drug release. On the other hand, all factors except CaCl(2) concentration were effective on the drug entrapment efficiency. The swelling properties of beads were also studied. The release mechanism was described and found to be non-Fickian, Case II, and Super Case II transport for the formulations. This study suggested a new mefenamic acid alginate bead formulation for oral delivery of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which cause gastric irritation.

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The pharmacological profile of carprofen as a new non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug has been established in various experimental inflammation models in animals. This compound possesses marked effects on prevention of adjuvant arthritis, cotton-pellet granuloma formation and hyperalgesic edema (scalding) and the extent is similar to that observed with indomethacin and piroxicam. The anti-inflammatory potency of carprofen is markedly stronger than those seen in cases of phenylbutazone, Zoloft Dosage Pmdd mefenamic acid, ibufenac and acetylsalicylic acid, almost equal to that of diclofenac and slightly lower than that of indomethacin in the following parameters: carrageenin-edema, granuloma-pouch, UV-erythema, and bradykinin and histamine-induced capillary permeability. As is the case with other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, carprofen has no inhibitory effect on lethal anaphylactic shock, passive cutaneous anaphylaxis and hyperuricemia. Carprofen induces ulcerogenicity and fecal occult bleeding to a extent markedly less than those seen with indomethacin and piroxicam. These investigations on anti-inflammatory drugs indicate a probable dissimilarity to the extent of anti-inflammatory effects and induction of gastrointestinal disturbances. Repeated administration of carprofen has no effect on spontaneous excretion of corticosterone and aldosterone into adrenal vein of rats.

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Auricular acupuncture (AA) has been shown to alleviate acute and chronic pain. We investigated the effects of auricular electroacupuncture (AE) on pain and analgesic drug consumption in the first 48 h after unilateral mandibular third molar tooth extraction under local anesthesia in a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in 149 Asacol Generic Brand patients.

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The effects of 14 non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)--naproxen, ibuprofen, mefenamic acid, ketoprofen, indomethacin, fenoprofen, diclofenac sodium, aspirin, salicylic acid, piroxicam, sulindac, fenbufen, flurbiprofen and benzydamine, on the plasma protein binding of thiopental and the clinical consequences of such interactions were studied. Four of them, naproxen, ibuprofen, salicylic acid and aspirin, very significantly decreased the protein binding of thiopental in vitro in human plasma (P < 0.005). Structurally, they were salicylates and propionic acid derivatives among the six classes of NSAIDs studied. The aspirin study demonstrated that the protein-displacing phenomenon was temperature-dependent, and concentration-dependent. Clinically, aspirin administered intravenously resulted in a significant increase in the percentage of plasma free thiopental from 16.01 +/- 3.59% to 22.27 +/- 3.96% (P < 0.001, n = 10) in patients undergoing surgery, and resulted in three of seven patients sleeping again during recovery from thiopental-induced anesthesia. Although the effect of chronic use of NSAIDs before anesthesia is uncertain, studies should be carried out to find out if naproxen, ibuprofen, and aspirin influence the depth of anesthesia, time of recovery and duration of action of thiopental.

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Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is an important cause of ill health in premenopausal women. Although surgery is often used as a treatment, a range of medical therapies are also available. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce prostaglandin levels which are elevated in women with excessive menstrual bleeding and also may have a beneficial effect on dysmenorrhoea.

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Antacids are widely used for many disorders. The potential of antacids to interact with other concomitantly ingested drugs is well recognised. These interactions usually result in reduced or delayed absorption of the affected drug. However, this is not always the case. In contrast to aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide and sodium bicarbonate can enhance the absorption of some drugs. For example, magnesium hydroxide can increase the rate and sometimes even the extent of absorption of certain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. tolfenamic acid, mefenamic acid and ibuprofen), sulphonylurea antidiabetic agents [e.g. glipizide, glibenclamide (glyburide) and tolbutamide] and the oral anticoagulant dicoumarol (bishydroxycoumarin). These weakly acidic drugs are nonionised at gastric pH, but are sparingly water soluble. Elevation of the gastric pH by administration of magnesium hydroxide or sodium bicarbonate increases the solubility and absorption of such sparingly water soluble agents. Chelate formation may be involved in the increased absorption of dicoumarol by magnesium hydroxide. In combination antacids containing both aluminium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide, the absorption enhancing effect of magnesium hydroxide seems to be counterbalanced by the opposing effects of aluminium hydroxide. The clinical significance of increased drug absorption is not clear. However, accelerated and enhanced absorption of analgesic drugs may be beneficial when rapid pain relief is desired. In contrast, an unexpectedly increased hypoglycaemic or anticoagulant effect may be potentially dangerous. Therefore, a knowledge of the potential effect of antacids on the absorption of other drugs is clinically important.