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Mefodic Tablet

Manufactured bySCOTT-EDIL PHARMACIA LTD
ContainsDicyclomine (10 mg) + Mefenamic acid (250 mg)
Description

Mefodic Tablet is a combination medicine used to relieve muscle cramps and pain associated with menstruation in women. It may also be used to relieve mild to moderate pain associated with spasm of the intestine, gall duct, urinary tract, etc in adult patients.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mefodic Tablet

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Headache
  • 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
  • Dry mouth
  • Nervousness
  • Skin rash

Uses of Mefodic Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Spasmodic dysmenorrhea
  • Mild to Moderate Pain associated with Muscle Spasm
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 20-30 minutes of administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4-6 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, fever, jaundice, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Dicyclomine, Mefenamic acid, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

Gastrointestinal disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in gastrointestinal conditions such as severe ulcerative colitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, and reflux esophagitis due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have undergone coronary artery bypass surgery recently due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Other allergic conditions

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have an allergic condition like asthma, urticaria, or any other allergic condition due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition
General warnings

Other medicines

Mefodic Tablet may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Effect on heart

Use of this medicine for a long duration may cause fluid retention and heart failure. It should be administered with caution in patients suffering from a disease of the heart or blood vessels or patients exposed to the risk factors.

Asthma

Use of this medicine can cause an acute attack of asthma to occur especially in patients with a history of aspirin sensitivity. It should be used with extreme caution in such cases.

Peptic ulcer

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from peptic ulcer or other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Allergic skin reaction

This medicine should be used with caution since it may increase the risk of serious skin reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Increase in the blood pressure

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of high blood pressure due to an increase in the risk of very high blood pressure. Close monitoring of blood pressure is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Infectious diarrhea

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with infectious diarrhea due to the risk of worsening of symptoms. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Tardive dyskinesia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with Tardive dyskinesia characterized by involuntary movement of the tongue, lips, and face. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any antipsychotic medications before receiving this medicine. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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

Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, fever, jaundice, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Atenolol

Glimepiride

Methotrexate

Propranolol

Ramipril

Tacrolimus

Warfarin

Furosemide

Aspirin

Ipratropium

Potassium Chloride

Disease interactions

Asthma

Use of this medicine should be avoided in patients suffering from aspirin-sensitive asthma. It should be used with caution in patients suffering from other forms of asthma or broncho-obstructive disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Fluid Retention and edema

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing fluid retention disorder due to the increased risk of worsening of the condition. Fluid retention can be attributed to other conditions like hypertension, heart failure etc. Therapy with this medicine should begin only after these risk factors are ruled out.

Gastro-Intestinal toxicity

This medicine should be taken after consulting a doctor especially if the intended duration is longer than a month due to the increased risk of gastrointestinal toxicities. Any symptom indicating ulceration and bleeding like chronic indigestion, the appearance of coffee colored dry blood in stools or vomiting of blood should be reported immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Skin rash and peeling

This medicine can cause these fatal skin allergies without any warnings. Signs and symptoms like rashes, hives, fever or other allergic symptoms should be reported without any delay. This condition requires immediate medical intervention.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients who are suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of the kidney function is necessary for such patients while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients who are suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of the liver function is necessary for such patients while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Arrhythmias

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases due to an increase in the risk of irregular heartbeats. Inform the doctor if you have any heart diseases before receiving this medicine. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Gastrointestinal Disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with obstructive diseases of the gastrointestinal tract such as esophageal stricture or stenosis, peptic ulcer, and pyloric obstruction due to an increase in the risk of worsening of the conditions. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Prostatic Hypertrophy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with urinary tract obstruction disorders like prostatic hypertrophy due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Inform the doctor if you have any urinary tract disorders before receiving this medicine. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Diazo test for urinary bile

Use of this medicine may give a false-positive result for this test. It is advised to inform the doctor and lab technician about the consumption of this medicine before the test is performed.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by blocking the production and activity of certain specific chemicals in the body, thereby reducing muscle pain and cramps.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Classification

Category

Anticholinergics/antispasmodics, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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Dicyclomine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 10 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00804

Mefenamic acid - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 30 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00784
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Information on this page was last updated on 25 Jul 2019

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