The Use Of Mefenamic Acid In People With GERD To Treat Toothaches?

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can mefenamic acid be taken by gerd sufferers to treat toothaches? Are there any significant side effects when taking mefenamic acid for people with gerd?

1 Answer:

Hello Ldpaa,


Mefenamic acid is one of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers. Mefenamic acid can be used to help with pain during toothaches. However, it should be noted that mefenamic acid can irritate the stomach and has side effects such as heartburn, indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and bleeding in the stomach.


Mefenamic acid is also a prescription drug whose use must be on the recommendation of a doctor and under the supervision of a doctor. If you have a history of recurring GERD, make sure you tell this to the doctor who examined you. If possible, the doctor will prescribe drugs that are "friendlier" to the stomach. If you have to be given mefenamic acid, your doctor will likely give you gastric protective drugs.


Did you get mefenamic acid from your doctor? If you want to use painkillers for toothache complaints, you can use safer options for your stomach, such as paracetamol. If paracetamol has not improved, I suggest that you see a dentist so that you can check the condition of your teeth and you can be given a drug that is more appropriate for you. Don't forget to tell your doctor about your GERD history.


Apart from pain medication, you can also compress the cheeks with cold water to reduce the pain. For the time being, eat foods that are easy to chew, not sticky, and avoid sugary foods. Drink lots of water and keep your mouth clean.


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Thank you and hope it helps,


dr. Devika Y

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