Rheumatoid arthritis

Active Ingredient: Mefenamic acid

Indication for Mefenamic acid

Population group: only infants (40 days - 1 year old) , children (1 year - 12 years old) , adolescents (12 years - 18 years old) , adults (18 years old or older)
Therapeutic intent: Palliative intent

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

500 mg three times daily


Dosage regimens

Oral, 500 milligrams mefenamic acid, daily, 3 doses in total.

Dosage considerations

It should be taken preferably with or after food.

25mg/kg of bodyweight daily in divided doses


Dosage regimens

Oral, 25 milligrams mefenamic acid per kilogram of body weight, divided daily, over the duration of 7 days.

Detailed description

It is recommended that children under 12 years of age should be given mefenamic acid suspension (50mg/5ml) in the following dosage regime:

Infants over 6 months – 25mg/kg of bodyweight daily in divided doses, or,

6 months to under 2 years – one 5 ml spoonful

2 years to under 5 years – two 5 ml spoonfuls

5 years to under 9 years – three 5 ml spoonfuls

9 years to 12 years – four 5 ml spoonfuls

Doses may be repeated as necessary, up to three times daily.

Apart from the treatment of Still’s Disease, therapy should not be continued for longer than 7 days in children.

Dosage considerations

Mefenamic acid suspension should be taken preferably with or after food.

Active ingredient

Mefenamic acid

Mefenamic acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic properties.

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