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

Mefenamic acid: price increase

The May Drug Tariff price for mefenamic acid has increased significantly.

 

From May 2017, 28 mefenamic acid 500mg tablets are now priced at £59.99 (the April 2017 price was £7.43).

 

It is included in the NHSGGC Total Formulary restricted to gynaecological indications only. The usual dosage is 500mg three times daily. Prescribers should review ongoing use and consider whether other NSAIDs may be appropriate. Ibuprofen and naproxen are the Preferred List first line options.

 

 

Published 19/05/2017