Ponstan is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) mefenamic acid. On this page you will find out more about Ponstan, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: mefenamic acid
Over 65 years of age?
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Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Ponstan 250 mg hard capsule, 50
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is for
Treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea and primary menorrhoea. Short-term relief of mild to moderate pain such as dental pain and soft tissue pain.
Table of characteristics
An aqua blue/ivory opaque hard gelatin capsule printed 'PARKDAVIS' reverse logo on body and cap in black.
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|Dosage Form||Capsule, hard|
|Route of administration||Oral|
50: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||30 Months|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 March 2018
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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