But it was great otherwise. Tried it for 2 periods' worth. Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Now, I take meloxicam every 24 hrs for first 1-3 days of period and take 2.5mg - 5mg hydrocodone acetaminophen on day 2 and 3 for breakthrough pain. My obgyn and I tried everything. It did work quite well, but the stomach irritation was awful. Now it takes at least 1.50 hours for the pain to even start to subside and it only lasts for about 6 hours. During the pelvic exam, your doctor will check for abnormalities in your reproductive organs and look for signs of infection.If your doctor suspects that a disorder is causing your menstrual cramps, he or she may recommend other tests, such as: 1. I do take it more often than others have listed before me. “I have had severe menstrual pain since I was 13 yrs old. The strongest and best I have ever used. I actually have a very high pain level tolerance and rarely use any medications for pain, with the exception of my dysmenorrhea. Even if it hadn't been, this treatment was not a good choice for me. But just a cautionary note, this is a costly medication! Its too expensive considering the drug has been out atleast 20 years. “My doctor prescribed me Ponstel recently. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. “Ponstel was prescribed for severe period pain due to Fibroids and ovarian cysts. It relieved my cramping so much and helped with my other symptoms. Did not have the bad gastrointestinal effects that are a caution with this drug.

The drug information above is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The molecular weight is 241.29. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.Avoid drinking alcohol. To be the most effective, it does have to be taken at the onset or just before the onset of symptoms. I was SOOOOO NAIVE!!!! You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.Mefenamic acid is not approved for use by anyone younger than 14 years old.
My period pain would start to subside within the first 15 minutes after taking it and it lasted for about 12 hours. Little did I know what she was REALLY giving my was an Ulcer, which I was diagnosed with at age 19.powerful anti-inflammatory Worked great as anti-inflammatory.

“This did not work at all. I have been taking Ponstel since 1999 and have found it is the ONLY medication so far to relieve my pain during menstruation.

When I woke up, I had horrible pains shooting through my stomach. What a difference it made! Select one or more newsletters to continue. Secondary dysmenorrhea is diagnosed when menstrual cramps are the result of a health condition other than your period, including endometriosis, fibroid tumors, and ovarian cysts.

We will see if it works. It makes me so tired to the point where I have to take a nap and when I get up from my nap I feel extremely tired and "out of sorts". Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:heart or blood pressure medication, including a diuretic or "water pill"; orThis list is not complete.
It took the edge off the pain and totally relieved the vomiting. This and Naprosyn, which at the time was still prescription, was all my doctor would give me for Period pain. The only down side to it is that insurance companies don't want to cover it, and it isn't cheap.”