Ponstel is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), mainly used to treat menstrual or other mild to moderate pain over short periods of treatment (not more than 7 days). Ponstel also helps recover from bood loss during menstrual period. Ponstel is sometimes used as part of arthritis treatment, helping reduce the pain and inflammation caused by it. If you are not sure as to why you were instructed to buy Ponstel online and begin taking it, consult your doctor for instructions – Ponstel may be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
NSAIDs work by blocking the excess generation of certain hormones within the organism called prostaglandins, allowing the relief of inflammation, swelling, stiffness and pain. Note that when used in arthritis therapy, this class of medications does not cure the disease itself; it only alleviates the symptoms connected to it.
Ponstel is taken orally, usually 4 times a day with water or milk or as prescribed by your medical healthcare provider. It is advised not to lie down for at least 10 minuets after taking Ponstel. This will prevent stomach upset and other possible side effects.
Ponstel dosage varies depending on the condition you are treating, view the instructions sheet inside the medication case, or consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information. As a general advice, you should take the lowest effective dose for treating pain. If you are taking this medication on a designated schedule, take it precisely as prescribed – do not take more or less of Ponstel, or take it more or less frequently; failure to do so may result in reduced treatment effectiveness and increased risk of harmful side effects. If you buy Ponstel online, make sure you purchase a package with the right dosage per capsule. If you are taking Ponstel on an “as needed” basis, not on a specific schedule, be aware that pain relievers of NSAID class work best if they are taken upon first signs of pain surfacing. The same goes for relieving menstrual pain – take Ponstel as soon as your period begins to maximize the effectiveness.
Before taking Ponstel, you may need to consult a professional physician first, to make sure the the therapy will be safe in your medical condition.
You should be very careful if you have had any of the conditions when taking Ponstel:
- History of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;
- A bleeding or blood clotting disorder;
- High blood pressure, heart disease, congestive heart failure;
- Narrowing of the arteries;
- Liver or kidney disease;
- A seizure disorder such as epilepsy;
Ponstel may cause allergic reaction, it is not advised to take it if you are allergic to any component of Ponstel or if you have a history of allergic reactions to other NSAIDs. The symptoms of a serious reaction include rash, hives, itching of the skin, swelling of the face, throat or tongue, trouble breathing or loss of breath, sudden loss of balance or severe dizziness.
Several types of medications may interact with Ponstel and possibly increase the chance of causing harmful side effects. If you are taking any of the following drugs, consult your doctor before taking ponstel.
- Magnesium hydroxide
- Blood thinners and anticoagulants (aspirin, warfarin, conticosteroids)
- Cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- Lithium supplement;
- Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors;
- Other NSAIDs (Motrin, Naprelan, Celebrex).