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Meclofenamate

MECLOFENAMATE SODIUM
(meclofenamate sodium) Capsule

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Meclofenamate sodium is N-(2,6-dichloro-m-tolyl) anthranilic acid, sodium salt, monohydrate. It is an anti-inflammatory drug for oral administration. Meclofenamate sodium capsules contain 50 mg or 100 mg meclofenamic acid as the sodium salt and the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, FD&C Blue #1, gelatin, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, FD&C Red #3, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide and D&C Yellow #10.

The structural formula of meclofenamate sodium is:

Meclofenamate Sodium Structural Formula Illustration

Molecular Formula: C14H10Cl2NNaO2•H2O

It is a white to creamy white, odorless to almost odorless, crystalline powder with melting point 287° to 291°C, molecular weight 336.15, and it is freely soluble in water.

What are the precautions when taking meclofenamate (Meclofenamate)?

Before taking meclofenamate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to aspirin or other NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), recent heart bypass surgery (CABG), active bleeding/sores in stomach/intestines (ulcer, gastrointestinal bleeding).

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Last reviewed on RxList: 4/7/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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