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Ponstel (Mefenamic Acid) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Ponstel (Mefenamic Acid) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 3 ratings/reviews, Ponstel has an overall score of 9. The effectiveness score is 9.33 and the side effect score is 10. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Ponstel review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   migraine
Dosage & duration:   1 to two tablets at first onset of pain taken once a month for the period of 3 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Although it did not completely rid me of my migraine it helped to dull the pain. I was actually able to go to work with a migraine instead to taking a day off to just lie still.
Side effects:   no side effects.
Comments:   At the first symptoms of a migraine I wojld pop a copule of tablets. For severe migraines I would repeat the dosage about 8 hours later. However, over time I found the medication to be less effective and ultimately stopped taking it. It seems as though my body became immune to it's effectiveness.

 

Ponstel review by 25 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   menstrual cramps
Dosage & duration:   250 mg. taken every 8-12 hours for the period of 3-4 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I was used to having cramps so badly that they would leave me balled up in bed for at least 2 days. The Ponstel doesn't take the pain away completely, but takes the edge off so much that normal activities were possible. Definitely a miracle medication!!
Side effects:   Heavier bleeding and clotting than normal.
Comments:   I took 2 pills at the onset of my menstrual cramps and then every 8-12 hours took 1 pill as needed for about 3-4 days until cramps were over. If cramps are bad, make sure to take every 8 hours on the dot because the medication stops working suddenly and unfortunately takes about an hour to an hour and a half to kick back in.. if cramps are only moderate, taking every 12 hours is okay.

 

Ponstel review by 29 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Severe Menstrual Cramps
Dosage & duration:   250mg taken 1 capsule - 3x/daily for the period of first 5 days of every cycle
Other conditions:   N/A
Other drugs taken:   N/A
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Cramps were reduced from a 10 to a 2 on the pain scale. Hormonal migraines were completely gone. There was no bloating, fatigue, moodiness, or any of the other PMS symptoms.
Side effects:   This medication gave me no side-effects.
Comments:   This is the most remarkable drug available! Insurance companies REALLY NEED to cover this again!!!
 


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