Sunday, August 24, 2008

Tylenol versus Mefenamic Acid

Pill poppers unite! LOL, I am just kidding. Pill popper might be derogatory for some people but hey, if you know the value and efficacy of pills, then why not take them? I know some people will be chuckling as they read this, as they know about my affinity for pills. As I always say, why suffer from the pain when you can do something about it?

Anyway, I knew since last night that a migraine episode was coming on...the left side of my head was tender and I could feel the throbbing start. True enough, I woke up early this morning to a pounding in my head.

I usually take two gel caps of Tylenol Extra Strength but lately, they do not seem to do the job. So this morning, I took Mefenamic Acid 500 mg. It did its magic within an hour - with the help of a short nap.

So which is better? I used to think it was Tylenol, now I am not so sure.

5 comments:

  1. I don't think we have Mefinac (sp) available here in the States. Unless of course it goes by another name. I have found Tylenol to work for me on the occasions that I have to take something for pain.

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  2. Mefenamic Acid is the generic name - I think. Perhaps Ponstel would be more familiar?

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  3. Ruy is obsessed with Mefenamic. He converted me on it as well...much cheaper too

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  4. Maybe you got too used to Tylenol?

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  5. Livi - yeah, especially since we can buy mefenamic acid in its generic form. Did you know that they have a special sales thing at the Children's Hospital where you can buy mefenamic for as low as 1 peso?

    Avril - probably, that's why I am laying off it for now. Vicodin, here I come! hehe

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