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Generic Name
Mefenamic acid
Trade Name
Dysman
Manufacturer
JPM
Risk Category
C
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • In animals, the drug is toxic causing enbryo resorption and decreased postnatal survival but not teratogenic.
  • Crosses human placenta.
  • causes premature closure of pulmonary artery to aorta">ductus arteriosus with subsequent neonatal pulmonary hypertension, decreased fetal urine production resulting in oligohydramnios if used in third trimester.
  • Prolongs gestation, inhibits labor.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • Safe in breast feeding.
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