Side Effects Of Prolonged Menstrual Pain Medication?
In the morning I want to ask, I don’t feel sick when menstruation can be activity, and consult with a doctor, and a doctor because of mefinal medicine, and now every menstruation is still consumed, if it is consumed in the long run the side effects are not affected by fertility, because I also have another pregnant program now that I am not pregnant, is there any influence from mefinal medicine
Hello, Karyn Monzana Hezekiah. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern that you feel.
The drug you mentioned is a branded drug with an active ingredient in the form of mefenamic acid. This drug is a type of anti-inflammatory drug that can be used to relieve inflammation and pain with mild to moderate intensity. The use of this drug requires absorption and monitoring by a doctor.
Common side effects of using this drug include heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. If used long term, this drug has the risk of causing injury to the upper gastrointestinal tract, which can cause bloody vomiting and black bowel movements. Until now, there has been no scientific research that directly studies the effect of the use of mefenamic acid on fertility.
Indeed, there are studies that report anti-inflammatory drugs that class with mefenamic acid (consisting of diclofenac, etoricoxib, and naproxen) can affect fertility reversibly because it causes interference with the process of releasing eggs from the ovaries and decreases levels of the hormone progesterone. However, this effect is only temporary and will return to normal after the use of anti-inflammatory drugs is stopped. However, it is worth mentioning again that this study only examined anti-inflammatory drugs belonging to mefenamic acid, but did not examine mefenamic acid directly. So, the results of this study cannot be immediately applied to the use of mefenamic acid and there needs to be a separate study of mefenamic acid.
Do not hesitate to always consult with a doctor or obstetrician regarding menstrual pain complaints and planning your pregnancy. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.