Ponstan is a powerful, anti-inflammatory pain killer that is one of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. Mefenamic acid is the active ingredient which functions by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins, a hormone-like chemical in the body that can cause fever, pain and inflammation. Ponstan is effective in the treatment of conditions associated with pain and inflammation.
Side effects of Ponstan
Sleepiness, drowsiness, dizziness, especially during the first days of treatment.
Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, diarrhea, stomach ache, or constipation).
Side-effects of Ponstan when it comes to driving ability/pregnancy/ alcohol:
If you are pregnant or planning to breastfeed your baby, consult your doctor before taking Ponstan and follow his advices.
Ponstan can bring drowsiness and dizziness. Keep away from traffic and don’t manage machinery if you are under the influence of the side-effects of Ponstan.
Drinking alcoholic beverages might increase the dizziness. You should stop your alcohol habits when you are taking Ponstan to avoid intensified side-effects.