Ponstel (Mefenamic acid) works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ponstel is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis. It is also used to treat menstrual pain. Ponstel may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Ponstel is used for the short-term treatment of mild to moderate pain from various conditions. It is also used to decrease pain and blood loss from menstrual periods. Ponstel is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional. This medication may also be used to treat gout attacks.