Mephenesin

Description

Mephenesin is a muscle relaxant used to relieve painful muscle contractions. This medicine is used along with rest and physical therapy to get the best possible effect.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mephenesin

  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rash
  • Redness of skin

Uses of Mephenesin

What is it prescribed for?

  • Muscle spasm
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty in concentration, impaired thinking, impaired judgment, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to mephenesin or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Acute Porphyria

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from acute porphyria due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Drowsiness

Use of this medicine may cause drowsiness. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Oral: If a dose of this medicine is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one. Topical: Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Oral: Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose. Topical: An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
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 is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty in concentration, impaired thinking, impaired judgment, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Antidepressants

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Oral: Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe adverse effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Topical: Apply a thin layer of the medicine to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
This medicine blocks the pain signals from reaching the brain and reduces muscle rigidity.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Banned

Unknown

Classification

Category

Muscle relaxants, Centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxants

Schedule

Schedule H

Mephenesin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 1 June 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB13583

[Internet]. Europepmc.org. 2018 [cited 4 June 2018]. Available from:

https://europepmc.org/backend/ptpmcrender.fcgi?accid=PMC1702651&blobtype=pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 4 Jun 2018

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