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Dosing for Ponstel

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As is always the case with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Ponstel Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Ponstel. Yet, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. When side effects do occur, in many cases they are minor, meaning that they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
Common Ponstel side effects include, but are not limited to:
Less common but serious side effects include:
  • Cardiovascular problems, including a heart attack or stroke
  • Stomach or intestine problems, including bleeding, ulcers, or a hole (known as a perforation)
  • Liver damage
  • Kidney problems, including kidney failure
  • Rapid weight gain (see Ponstel and Weight Gain)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Vision problems
  • Allergic reaction
  • Unexplained rash.
These possible side effects are shared with all NSAIDs and can lead to life-threatening complications or even loss of life.
(Click Ponstel Side Effects to learn about the specific side effects of Ponstel, including possible serious side effects to look out for.)
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