Trapic MF Tablet is a combination drug composed of anti-fibrinolytic Tranexamic acid and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, Mefenamic acid. It is commonly used to treat menorrhagia or heavy menstrual bleeding. It is also useful in other bleeding and hereditary disease conditions. Medical experts advise to take the drug only after a menstrual period has started and must be consumed as whole, without breaking or crushing it. Trapic MF is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug manufactured by Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Uses and Benefits of Trapic MF:
The uses of Trapic MF are based on the following conditions:
Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common ailment among women in the reproductive age group. The causes of menorrhagia are varied but the symptoms remain the same i.e., heavy menstrual blood flow accompanied by moderate to severe abdominal cramps. This tablet effectively alleviates the symptoms of menorrhagia by reducing the bleeding and relieving the pain associated with cramps.
Uncontrolled blood loss from various sources can be temporarily contained by Trapic MF. Hence, it is used to stop hemorrhage in trauma, postpartum hemorrhage, blood loss due to surgery, tooth removal or nose-bleeds, etc. It is also used occasionally to control spontaneous bleeding in hemophilia patients who have an inherited defect in the clotting mechanism.
Hereditary angioedema -
It is a rare genetic disorder characterized by repeated episodes of swelling of various body parts. Trapic MF is sometimes used during the acute episodes of this condition.
Further, the following health conditions can be effectively addressed with the use of this medicine.
There may be some side effects to Trapic MF. However, their occurrence is not guaranteed. Side effects may vary from person to person. Some of the side effects associated with the consumption of this medicine may include –
It is advisable to consult a qualified medical practitioner before taking any medication. This tablet is usually taken in doses of 1 tablet once or twice a day. The dose may be increased or decreased depending on the severity of symptoms and condition of the patient. It is usually recommended that Trapic MF is taken post having a meal to avoid the burning sensation that may arise on being taken on an empty stomach.
In case a dose of Trapic MF capsule is missed, one should take it as soon as they remember it. In case it is already time for the next dose as per prescription, then the missed dose should be skipped and the next dose should be taken as scheduled. One should not take extra doses in order to make up for the missed dose.
In case Trapic MF capsule is taken in a higher dose than prescribed, immediate medical attention must be sought.
A single dose of expired Trapic MF capsule is unlikely to produce any side effects. However, in case one feels unwell, they must bring it to the notice of their physician. Expired drug is unable to produce the desired result and hence may not cure the health condition for which it is prescribed.
Tranexamic Acid is an anti-fibrinolytic which works by preventing the breakdown of blood clots to control excessive bleeding during periods.
Mefenamic Acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling) during menstruation.
Use of Trapic MF is generally discouraged in the following conditions:
When the patient is taking regular birth control pills.
When the cause of any bleeding is unknown and not yet classified.
In patients with increased risk of pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis.
When the patient is allergic to any component of the drug.
When there is a high risk of intracranial or intraparenchymal bleeding.
When there is a high risk of thrombosis in the patient.
Pregnant or lactating women should not use Trapic MF as it can have adverse effects on the fetus or the baby.
Patients with renal or liver impairement should avoid using Trapic MF.
Alcohol tends to increase the risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding when taken along with Mefenamic acid and hence dose adjustment is necessary. Due to possible visual disturbances and dizziness after administering Trapic MF, it is generally advisable to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until the course of the medicine is over.
Substitutes of Trapic MF:
There are other medications available which may be used in place of Trapic MF Tablet. These alternate medicines/substitutes include:
Meftal TX Tablet (6 Tab) manufactured by Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd.
The combination of Tranexamic acid and Mefenamic acid present in Trapic MF play a major role in the effectiveness of the drug. Tranexamic Acid is an anti-fibrinolytic. It works by preventing the breakdown of blood clots to control excessive bleeding during periods. Mefenamic Acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).
1) For how long do I need to take Trapic MF tablet before I see improvement in my conditions?
It is best to consult the doctor in order to get a proper diagnosis and eventually the treatment. As per the commonly observed results after use of Trapic MF, it usually takes around three days to see improvements in health conditions. It is important to continue taking the medicine even after improvements in conditions. Consult a doctor before discontinuing the medicine as otherwise it can lead to reoccurrence of the symptoms.
2) When should one not use Trapic MF tablet?
Patients with hypersensitivity to Trapic MF must not consume the tablet. This tablet should not be used in case of following health concerns:
3) What are the storage conditions for Trapic MF tablets?
Trapic MF must be stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight and heat.
Keep medicines away from children and pets.
The ideal temperature for storing Trapic MF is below 25 degrees Celsius.
A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half meters above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
Do not use Medicine after the expiry date given on the label.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist on how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help protect the environment.
4) Is it safe to drive, operate heavy machinery or perform attention demanding activities after consuming this tablet?
In case a patient experiences drowsiness,
, hypotension or a headache as side-effects after using this tablet, it is advisable not to be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Consuming alcohol is also not advisable with the medicine as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using This tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
5) What is the onset of action of Trapic MF?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 10-30 minutes of intravenous administration. Time taken for the effect to show may increase with other dosage forms.
6) How long is the duration of the effects of Trapic MF Tablet?
The effects of this medicine last for an average duration of 2-4 hours.
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