Mefenamic acid

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Scientific Name: Mefenamic acid
Brand Name: Mefenamic, Ponstel
Company Owner: Shionogi pharma inc
Mechanism Of Action Mefenamic acid binds the prostaglandin synthetase receptors COX-1 and COX-2, inhibiting the action of prostaglandin synthetase. As these receptors have a role as a major mediator of inflammation and/or a role for prostanoid signaling in activity-dependent plasticity, the symptoms of pain are temporarily reduced.
Description of the Drug: Mefenamic acid is an NSAID used to treat mild to moderate pain for no more than a week, and primary dysmenorrhea.
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Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from