Ponstel is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is used for the relief of moderate pain and for the treatment of menstrual pain. It may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Take Ponstel with a meal or with an antacid to avoid an upset stomach. Alternatively, you may also take it with a full glass of milk.
You should try and take your doses on time taking care not to miss any. If you take Ponstel on a regular schedule, take the forgotten dose as soon as you remember, otherwise skip it and continue with your regular dose. But do not take a double dose.
Store it at room temperature.
Drowsiness, lack of energy, nausea, stomach and vomiting are some of the symptoms of an overdose. Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Use with caution if you have a previous medical history of stomach ulcers or bleeding. Use with caution if you have kidney problems, liver disease, or heart failure. Do not consume alcohol along with the drug. Do not drive or handle heavy machinery until you know how to react to the drug.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; gas; headache; heartburn; nausea; stomach upset.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
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; confusion; dark urine; depression; fainting; 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; seizures; 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.
Ponstel is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
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