Ponstan is a strong, anti-inflammatory pain killer that is part of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. It has an active ingredient of mefenamic acid which works delaying the creation of prostaglandins, the hormone-like chemical found in the body that initiate fever, pain and inflammation that includes redness and swelling of the skin.
Arthritis simply means the inflammation of joints. Under normal circumstances, inflammation is part of the body's healing process. It happens naturally when fighting off infections or healing a wound. The inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis, however, occurs because your immune system mistakingly attacks and damages your joints causing pain and stiffness. The inflammation can also affect the ligaments and tendons which surround the joints, and is known as an auto-immune disease.
Around 350 million men and women worldwide suffer from some form of arthritis. There are medicines which can help control it, including Ibuprofen, Celebrex, Naproxen, Ponstan and others. They work to counteract the inflammation and so reduce the joint damage. If you are suffering from arthritis and you would like to purchase arthritis medication, you can start with a free online consultation ok the UK Meds website for your prescription from GMC registered doctors.
- Dr. Christian Jessen
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Ponstan is popularly used to treat health conditions that deal with inflammation and pain.