Dosage Of Mefenamic Acid And Dexamethasone For Swollen Gums?

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morning, my name is lia, I want to ask, right now I have a swollen gum and when I went to the pharmacy I was given medicine by the pharmacist, namely 3 pills of ponstan and 10 pills of dexaharsen, but I forgot to ask how many doses per day, so after that I I only take the medicine every time I eat a meal (1x day), so how many doses are the Shrs correct? now my ponstan medicine has run out, the remaining 7 pills of dexaharsen, do I have to finish the medicine or stop if the swelling and pain are gone?

1 Answer:

Hello Lia,


The first drug you mention contains mefenamic acid which is one of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This drug works to reduce pain from mild to moderate levels and reduce the inflammatory process. The dose of mefenamic acid for adults is 500 mg three times a day. However, this dose depends on the severity and condition of the patient. Maximum use is seven days and can be stopped immediately when the pain is no longer felt. It should be noted that because it can affect the condition of the stomach, the use of this drug must be eaten after eating or with food.


The second drug you mentioned contains dexamethasone which is a corticosteroid class of drugs. This drug has an anti-inflammatory function which is usually used to relieve symptoms of allergies, inflammation etc. The dose of this drug is between 0.75-9 mg depending on the type of disease and condition of the patient. In some cases the use of this drug should not be stopped immediately.


Both drugs are hard drugs that should not be bought and sold freely except with a doctor's prescription, considering their use without a doctor's instructions or in the long term it will have a negative effect on a person's health condition. Some of the dangerous effects that corticosteroid drugs can cause without a doctor's instructions for use are:

Changes in body shape such as a rounded face
Increased blood pressure
Cause stomach acid disease
Causes bone loss


To reduce pain, you can take paracetamol first, which is relatively safer to use. It is better if you consult a doctor first if you feel that your complaint is indeed disturbing.


May be useful


dr. M. Rizki

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