Brand: Ponstel

Drug type: Anti-inflammatory 

Form: tablet

Age limit: 12 years above.

Ponstan 500mg tablet is an anti-inflammatory tablet. That is used to treat any mind to moderate pain. Mefenamic acid is an active ingredient that relieves pain. This medicine also decreases menstrual pain and blood loss. It is better to take this medicine with the doctor’s suggestion.


Administer Ponstan 500mg tablet by mouth with or without food but it’s better to take it with food. Take a full glass of water with each dose of the medicine to avoid stomach irritation. Do not cut, bite or triturate the tablet and swallow it thoroughly.


Everyone may experience different side effects depending upon dose concentration and frequency. Here is the list of common side effects:

  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhea
  • headache

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any ingredient present in the medicine. It may cause severe side effects.

Here are a few severe side effects:

  • Blood pressure
  • Sore throat
  • Dark color urine
  • Blur vision
  • Weight gain (rare)
  • Liver diseases( rare)


The dose of Ponstel 500mg tablet not only depends on age but also depends on treatment response. Usually, the dose is suggested to take 3 times a day, or it can be less depending on the disease condition. Do not take an overdose for quick betterment. Otherwise, it may give severe side effects.


Keep at room temperature.

Keep away from sunlight.

Keep away from children.


Avoid taking Ponstan 500mg tablets if you are taking any blood disorder treatment.

Patients with kidney disease or mental disorders like depression and rapid mood swings should tell their doctor about it as more doses of this medicine may cause kidney failure or worsen.

Someone with blood pressure problems or breathing issues should take the doctor’s advice for this medication as it causes an increase in blood pressure which gives undesirable side effects.

Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should avoid this medicine because it passes through breast milk and affects the baby’s growth.


Here is the list of drug which interacts with Ponstan 500mg tablet:

  • Aliskiren
  • ACH inhibitors
  • Angiotensin II receptor blockers
  • Cidofovir
  • Corticosteroids
  • Fluconazole
  • Ketorolac
  • Methotrexate
  • Antiplatelet drugs


Mefenamic acid Lactose monohydrate, sunset yellow, Pregelatinizied starch, maize starch, Povidone, colloidal anhydrous silica, talc, magnesium stearate, vanillin, croscarmellose sodium type A, sodium lauryl sulfate, hypromellose lactose, macrogol, Quinoline yellow, titanium dioxide.

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