Generic name: mefenamic acid
Dosage form: capsule
This dosage information does not include all the information needed to use Ponstel safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for Ponstel.
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Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of PONSTEL and other treatment options before deciding to use PONSTEL. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).
After observing the response to initial therapy with PONSTEL, the dose and frequency should be adjusted to suit an individual patient's needs.
For the relief of acute pain in adults and adolescents ≥14 years of age, the recommended dose is 500 mg as an initial dose followed by 250 mg every 6 hours as needed, usually not to exceed one week.4
For the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea, the recommended dose is 500 mg as an initial dose followed by 250 mg every 6 hours, given orally, starting with the onset of bleeding and associated symptoms. Clinical studies indicate that effective treatment can be initiated with the start of menses and should not be necessary for more than 2 to 3 days.5