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how often can I take mefenamic acid?

My pack of mefenamic acid just says take three times a day...is it like ibuprofen where it is 4 hours apart or does it need to be longer?

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I think it’s every 6 hours x

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thank you x

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I used to take mine with my breakfast, my lunch and my evening meal. I didn't notice any pain in between doses, but I'm sure you can give the information leaflet in the pack for any questions. But three times a day with a decent time gap in between should be fine. If you've still got any more questions you can probably ask your GP or the pharmacist in your local pharmacy.

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thanks xx

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I found it worked wonders! No pain and four day periods : ) I hope it works out the same for you!

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thanks lovely, have you been diagnosed with endo? x

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yeah, was diagnosed in October x Was taking the mefanamic acid before my surgery and got the coil fitted afterwards : )

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glad to hear it helps you :) I preloaded ibuprofen for 5 days before my period (not intentionally this long...it turned up late!) and took mefenamic acid this morning when it started - touch wood I haven't had much pain today. Although now I just feel like a fraud as I haven't had my lap yet lol! x

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Don't feel that way at all! Mefanamic acid is proper brilliant (though remember not to take ibuprofen at the same time!) and it really helped me before my surgery. As I only have mild endo and it was ablated I can cope with just ibuprofen now but it really was a godsend as not only did it help my pain but it really reduced my periods. I used to bleed for seven days at least and when I was taking it I'd be on for 3 or 4 days. When's your lap date? xx

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yep I have switched to MA today instead of the ibuprofen :)

I don't have my lap date yet, I have just chased the secretaries this morning as I just want to know then I can plan around it. Is that a horse I spy in your avatar? x

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