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Ponstan Genuine 2x 20 Caps Anti Inflammatory Mefanamic Acid for Menstrual Cramps

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2 x 20 Caps Ponstan

What PONSTAN is used for

PONSTAN contains the active ingredient mefenamic acid.

PONSTAN belongs to a group of medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (or NSAIDs).

PONSTAN relieves pain and reduces inflammation (swelling, redness and soreness) that may occur in the following:

  • menstrual cramps (period pain)
  • muscle and bone injuries such as sprains, strains, low back pain (lumbago), rheumatism and tendonitis, such as tennis elbow
  • swelling and pain after setting broken or dislocated bones
  • dental pain
  • PONSTAN is also used to treat heavy menstrual periods.

    Your doctor may have prescribed PONSTAN for another reason.

    Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why PONSTAN has been prescribed for you.

    PONSTAN is not addictive.

    Before you take PONSTAN

    When you must not use it

    Do not take PONSTAN if:
  • 1.you have an allergy to:
  • PONSTAN or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet
  • aspirin
  • any other NSAID medicine
  • Many medicines used to treat headache, period pain and other aches and pains contain aspirin or NSAID medicines. If you are not sure if you are taking/using any of these medicines, ask your pharmacist.

    Symptoms of an allergic reaction to these medicines may include:

  • asthma, wheezing or shortness of breath
  • swelling of the face, lips or tongue which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing
  • hives, itching or skin rash
  • fainting
  • If you are allergic to aspirin or NSAID medicines and take PONSTAN, these symptoms may be severe.

  • 2.you are vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds.
  • 3.you are bleeding from the rectum (back passage), have black sticky bowel motions (stools) or bloody diarrhoea.
  • 4.you had diarrhoea with this medicine in the past
  • 5.you have a peptic ulcer (ie stomach or duodenal ulcer), a recent history of one, or have had peptic ulcers before.
  • 6.you have or have had inflammation of the lining of the stomach or bowel.
  • 7.you have kidney problems.
  • Do not take PONSTAN if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. Do not take PONSTAN if the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack has passed.

    If you take this medicine after the expiry date has passed, it may not work (as well).

    Do not give PONSTAN to a child under 14 years.

    The safety and effectiveness of PONSTAN in children have not been established.

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    The Circle Pharmacy is a privately owned, independent pharmacy 10 km from the CBD of Melbourne. Our aim is to provide excellent service to our customers on ebay.

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    Stay healthy,

    Your Circle Pharmacy Team

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