Meclomen Side Effects
Generic Name: meclofenamate
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of meclofenamate. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Meclomen.
For the Consumer
Applies to meclofenamate: oral capsules
Side effects include:
Diarrhea, nausea with or without vomiting, other GI disorders, abdominal pain, flatulence, pyrosis, dizziness, headache, rash.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to meclofenamate: compounding powder, oral capsule
The most frequently reported side effects were gastrointestinal in nature and included diarrhea, nausea with or without vomiting, and abdominal pain.[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Diarrhea (up to 33%), nausea (11%)
Common (1% to 10%): Vomiting, abdominal pain, pyrosis, flatulence, constipation, stomatitis, peptic ulcer
Frequency not reported: Colitis, bleeding, perforation, ulcer, paralytic ileus[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Rash, urticaria, pruritus
Frequency not reported: Erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, exfoliative dermatitis, erythema nodosum, hair loss[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizziness
Frequency not reported: Paresthesia, taste disturbance[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Edema, tinnitus
Frequency not reported: Malaise, fatigue[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Palpitations[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Neutropenia, thrombocytopenic purpura, leukopenia, agranulocytosis, hemolytic anemia, eosinophilia, hemoglobin decreased, hematocrit decreased[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Liver function tests abnormal, cholestatic jaundice[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Renal failure[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Anorexia[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Vision blurred, visual acuity decreased, temporary vision loss, reversible color vision loss, macular fibrosis, macular edema, perimacular edema, conjunctivitis, iritis[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Depression, insomnia[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Nocturia[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Lupus-like syndrome[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Serum sickness-like syndrome
1. "Product Information. Meclofenamate Sodium (meclofenamate)." Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc, Morgantown, WV.
Not all side effects for Meclomen may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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