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|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
|This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:|
Sciele Pharma Inc.
|This drug is available in the following forms:|
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Ponstel is used for:
Treating menstrual pain. It may be used for short term (not more than 7 days) treatment of mild to moderate pain. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Ponstel is an NSAID. Exactly how it works is not known. It may block certain substances in the body that are linked to inflammation. NSAIDs treat the symptoms of pain and inflammation. They do not treat the disease that causes those symptoms.
Side Effects of Ponstel
Possible side effects of Ponstel :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
- stomach upset.
- Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; trouble breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue);
- bloody or black, tarry stools;
- change in the amount of urine produced;
- chest pain;
- dark urine;
- fast or irregular heartbeat;
- fever, chills, or persistent sore throat;
- mental or mood changes;
- numbness of an arm or leg;
- one-sided weakness;
- red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin;
- ringing in the ears;
- severe headache or dizziness;
- severe or persistent stomach pain or nausea;
- severe vomiting;
- shortness of breath;
- sudden or unexplained weight gain;
- swelling of hands, legs, or feet;
- unusual bruising or bleeding;
- unusual joint or muscle pain;
- unusual tiredness or weakness;
- vision or speech changes;
- vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
- yellowing of the skin or eyes.
Who Should Not Take Ponstel
Do NOT use Ponstel if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Ponstel
- you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, trouble breathing, growths in the nose, dizziness) to aspirin or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) (eg, ibuprofen, celecoxib)
- you have recently had or will be having bypass heart surgery
- you have kidney problems, ulcers, or inflammation of the stomach or bowel
- you are in the last 3 months of pregnancy
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Interactions with Ponstel
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Ponstel . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), aspirin, corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), heparin, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (eg, fluoxetine) because the risk of stomach bleeding may be increased
- Magnesium hydroxide (eg, antacids) or probenecid because they may increase the risk of Ponstel's side effects
- Cyclosporine, lithium, methotrexate, quinolones (eg, ciprofloxacin), or sulfonylureas (eg, glipizide) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Ponstel
- Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (eg, enalapril) or diuretics (eg, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Ponstel
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