The Combination Of The Drug Allopurinol And Mefenamic Acid?
Hi, I am Anjelina, want to ask, is allopurinol if taken together with mefenamic acid is okay? Thank you
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It needs to be clarified beforehand, where did you get the drug? Was prescribed directly by the doctor? What were the complaints that you experienced before until the drug was prescribed?
Allopurinol is a drug whose use is to reduce uric acid levels in the blood. The buildup of uric acid in the blood can occur due to genetic factors, unhealthy diet, side effects of drugs, and other diseases. High uric acid in the blood can deposit in the joints and trigger inflammation. Symptoms can range from painful, red, swollen joints to stiffness and limited movement. Allopurinol works by inhibiting xanthine oxidase, so it can help reduce uric acid levels in the blood.
Meanwhile, mefenamic acid is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) class of drugs whose function is to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. This drug is often prescribed to people who experience pain, including pain in the joints due to excessive uric acid production.
Regarding your question, is it safe to take allopurinol together with mefenamic acid, the answer is yes or no. If you take these drugs with a prescription and under the supervision of a doctor, then it is likely that the consumption of these two drugs together is not dangerous. There has not been an adequate study that shows a negative interaction between the consumption of these 2 types of drugs simultaneously. However, you need to know that both allopurinol and mefenamic acid are not included in the free drug category, so their use is only safe when done under a doctor's supervision. If this drug is taken carelessly, various side effects can appear, ranging from mild to severe, for example allergies, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, shortness of breath, and so on. Therefore, you should consult directly with the doctor who prescribed the drug.
I hope this helps.