What happens if I miss a dose (Meclomen)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Meclomen)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, ringing in your ears, numbness or tingling, black or bloody stools, coughing up blood, fever, urinating less than usual or not at all, shallow breathing, fainting, and seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking meclofenamate (Meclomen)?
Do not use any other over-the-counter cold, allergy, or pain medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Many medicines available over the counter contain medicines similar to meclofenamate (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen). If you take certain products together you may accidentally take too much of this type of medication. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen.
Do not drink alcohol while taking meclofenamate. Alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
If you take cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran), avoid taking it within 2 hours before or after you take meclofenamate.
What other drugs will affect meclofenamate (Meclomen)?
Before taking meclofenamate, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- a diuretic (water pill) such as furosemide (Lasix);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- steroids (prednisone and others); or
- heart or blood pressure medication such as candesartan (Atacand), eprosartan (Teveten), irbesartan (Avapro), losartan (Cozaar, Hyzaar), olmesartan (Benicar), telmisartan (Micardis), or valsartan (Diovan);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), carvedilol (Coreg), esmolol (Brevibloc), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
- an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), or trandolapril (Mavik); or
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with meclofenamate. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about meclofenamate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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