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Mefenamic Acid

In the US, Mefenamic Acid (mefenamic acid systemic) is a member of the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and is used to treat Pain and Period Pain.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID

Chemical Name

Benzoic acid, 2-[(2,3-dimetylphenyl)amino]-

Foreign Names

  • Acidum mefenamicum (Latin)
  • Mefenaminsäure (German)
  • Méfénamique (acide) (French)
  • Acido mefenamico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Acide méfénamique (OS: DCF)
  • Mefenamic Acid (OS: JAN, USAN, BAN)
  • Mefenamine (OS: JAN)
  • CI 473 (Parke-Davis) (IS)
  • CN 35355 (IS)
  • INF 3355 (IS)
  • Acidum mefenamicum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Mefenamic acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Mefenamic Acid (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, USP 41)
  • Mefenaminsäure (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Méfénamique (acide) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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