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Mefariv-T Tablet

Manufactured byEAST AFRICAN REMEDIES (INDIA) PVT LTD
ContainsMefenamic acid (250 mg) + Tranexamic Acid (250 mg)
Description
Mefariv-T Tablet is a combination medicine that contains Mefenamic acid and Tranexamic acid. It is used to treat pain and heavy bleeding during menstruation. It prevents the breakdown of blood clots, which helps to reduce heavy menstrual flow. It also blocks the production of specific chemical substances responsible for causing pain. Mefariv-T Tablet shows side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, heartburn (burning pain in your chest), diarrhoea, dizziness, muscle pain, and anaemia (low number of blood cells). Mefariv-T Tablet can be taken with or without food. It is recommended that you take it after food to avoid an upset stomach. It must be consumed as a whole tablet without crushing or breaking it. Inform your doctor if you observe any abnormalities in your menstrual cycle. Mefariv-T Tablet is effective when taken on the first day of your menstruation. Do not increase your dose or take it more frequently, or take it for a longer time than prescribed. Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve after two consecutive cycles. Mefariv-T Tablet has to be used with caution if you have any kidney problems, a history of convulsion or if have/had a blood clot(s). Inform your doctor about all these conditions and also if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mefariv-T Tablet

  • Bloating
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Weight gain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Peeling and blistering of skin
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Yellow colored eyes or skin
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Bloody and Cloudy urine
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Back pain
  • Nausea
  • Nasal congestion

Uses of Mefariv-T Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Menstrual pain
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for Mefariv-T Tablet to start showing its effect is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration for which Mefariv-T Tablet remains active in your body is not known.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Avoid consuming alcohol during treatment with Mefariv-T Tablet as it may result in side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, difficulty in concentrating.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported with Mefariv-T Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Mefariv-T Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy as it is used to reduce pain during your menstruation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Mefariv-T Tablet is not recommended for use during breastfeeding as it is not known whether this medicine passes into your breastmilk or not. Hence, if you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid taking Mefariv-T Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.

Asthma

Mefariv-T Tablet can cause allergic reactions like constriction of your airways leading to breathing difficulty. If you have asthma, inform your doctor beforehand as this medicine can trigger asthma attacks.

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG) is a surgical technique that is used to restore normal blood flow to your heart. Mefariv-T Tablet prevents blood clots from breaking, leading to obstruction in your normal blood flow. Hence, if you recently had bypass surgery, you should not take Mefariv-T Tablet.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Subarachnoid haemorrhage is a condition of bleeding between your brain and the tissue that covers the brain. It is not recommended to take Mefariv-T Tablet in such a condition as it can prevent the breakdown of blood clots and cause obstruction to the blood flow and blood thickening.

Obstructive blood clotting disorder

Obstructive blood clotting disorder is an abnormal formation of blood clots because of certain problems like slow blood flow through your veins, an irregularity in clot formation components, and/or damage to the blood vessel wall. Mefariv-T Tablet works by preventing the breakdown of clots. Hence, it is not recommended for use if you have any clotting disorders as this can worsen your condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Mefariv-T Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy as it is used to reduce pain during your menstruation.

Breast-feeding

Mefariv-T Tablet is not recommended for use during breastfeeding as it is not known whether this medicine passes into your breastmilk or not. Hence, if you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Peptic ulcer

Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop in your stomach when there is excessive production of stomach acid. Take Mefariv-T Tablet with extreme caution if you have peptic ulcers as this medicine can increase the risk of severe stomach bleeding.

Use of hormonal contraceptives

Avoid taking Mefariv-T Tablet if you are using any hormonal contraceptive pills (birth control pills), patches, vaginal rings, or injections for preventing unwanted pregnancy. This medicine may increase the risk of serious side effects in such cases. The risk is more if you are overweight, smoke cigarettes, or are above the age of 35.

Eye disorders

Take Mefariv-T Tablet with caution if you have problems related to the eyes as it can increase the risk of visual disturbances. You should get a regular eye test performed before starting the medication and also at regular intervals throughout the treatment.

Use in children

Mefariv-T Tablet is not recommended for use in children less than 18 years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not available.

Driving or operating machines

Mefariv-T Tablet may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Hence, avoid performing activities like driving vehicles or operating machines after taking this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose of Mefariv-T Tablet as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to compensate for a missed one.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. Seek emergency medical treatment if you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of Mefariv-T Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Avoid consuming alcohol during treatment with Mefariv-T Tablet as it may result in side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, difficulty in concentrating.
Interaction with Medicine

Glimepiride

Ramipril

Methotrexate

Ethinyl Estradiol

Warfarin

Spironolactone

Disease interactions

Epilepsy

Take Mefariv-T Tablet with caution if you have a history of epilepsy as it may worsen your health condition. Your doctor may adjust the dose of this medicine or prescribe a suitable alternative based on your condition.

Kidney diseases

Take Mefariv-T Tablet with extreme caution if you have kidney problems. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any symptoms such as painful urination and blood in your urine while taking this medicine. Your doctor will suggest tests to monitor your kidney function while taking this medicine.

Liver disease

If you have any liver problems, consult your doctor about how Mefariv-T Tablet may affect your liver. Using this medicine if you have pre-existing liver problems, can cause serious side effects leading to liver failure.

Gastrointestinal diseases

Long term use of Mefariv-T Tablet can cause damage to your stomach and intestine leading to serious conditions like bleeding and ulceration in your stomach or intestinal wall. Inform your doctor if you experience any symptoms indicating ulceration and bleeding like chronic indigestion, the appearance of coffee coloured dry blood in stools, or vomiting of blood.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Mefariv-T Tablet as prescribed by your doctor. Take it with food to avoid stomach irritation. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Do not take more or fewer doses than prescribed, or for a longer duration than recommended. Mefariv-T Tablet is more beneficial if you take it on the first day of your period. Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve even after using this medicine for two consecutive cycles. If you experience any severe side effects, contact your doctor. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines after taking Mefariv-T Tablet as it may affect your concentration. Do not consume alcohol while taking this medicine as it may increase drowsiness. Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets. Make sure that any unused medicine is disposed of properly.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Mefariv-T Tablet is a combination of Mefenamic acid and Tranexamic acid. Mefenamic acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that provides relief from menstrual pain by blocking the release of a chemical called prostaglandins, which increases pain and swelling. Tranexamic acid is an Antifibrinolytic that prevents excessive bleeding episodes by stopping the breakdown of blood clots.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Classification

Category

Analgesic combinations, Miscellaneous coagulation modifiers

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 11 Nov 2021

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