NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Medicines Update

Mefenamic Acid Now Non-Formulary

Mefenamic acid is now non-formulary.
Prescribers should review ongoing use and consider whether other NSAIDs may be appropriate. Ibuprofen and naproxen are the Preferred List first line options.
Following consultation with specialists and review of the available evidence for mefenamic acid in gynaecological conditions, it was concluded that there is insufficient evidence to determine which (if any) individual NSAID is the safest and most effective for the gynaecological indications. Given the substantial cost difference between mefenamic acid and preferred list choices, an appeal to remove it from the formulary has been successful.

Our previous blog Oral NSAIDs - What's new? discusses place in therapy of NSAIDs and an update to new evidence.


Published 09/10/17