Ponstel is a medication used to treat mild to moderate pain. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and is available in both pill and liquid form. It is most commonly used to treat pain caused by menstrual cramps, muscle aches, and headaches. It can also be used to reduce fever and inflammation.
Ponstel is most commonly taken orally with or without food. It is important to follow the directions on the prescription label carefully. It is generally recommended to take the medication with food or milk to reduce stomach irritation. It is also important to drink plenty of fluids while taking Ponstel to help prevent kidney problems.
Ponstel was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1992. It is manufactured by Monarch Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and is available in both generic and brand-name forms.
Ponstel was originally developed by scientists at the University of Michigan in the late 1980s. It was developed as a safer alternative to other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen. It was designed to reduce the risk of stomach irritation and other side effects associated with other NSAIDs.
Active Ingredients and Synonyms
The active ingredient in Ponstel is mefenamic acid. It is also known by its generic name, mefenamic acid. Other synonyms for mefenamic acid include mefamic acid, mephenamic acid, and mephenytoin.
Ponstel also contains inactive ingredients such as colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, and sodium lauryl sulfate.
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