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You should not take Ponstel if you:
- Are allergic to Ponstel, mefenamic acid, or any inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
- Have an active bleeding condition, such as a stomach ulcer or bleeding within the head.
- Have ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, or other conditions that cause inflammation in the digestive system.
- Have an allergic reaction, hives, or asthma that is caused by aspirin or NSAIDs.
- Have advanced kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or high blood pressure.
- Are having or have recently had coronary bypass graft surgery (often known as open heart surgery, bypass surgery, or CABG).
- Are in the third trimester of pregnancy or are nursing.
There are a number of situations in which Ponstel should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with this drug. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Ponstel safety precautions that may apply to you.