Always consult a medical doctor or patient care specialist before using metamizole sodium injections.
Indications and Usage
Metamizole sodium injections are used primarily to relieve pain and fever. This medication is also used for the treatment of respiratory, gastroenteritis, and urogenital diseases, such as asthma and pneumonia. It is effective against blood poisoning and pyogenic dermatitis.
Metamizole sodium is contraindicated in some conditions such as:
- Deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase;
- Severe hepatic insufficiency;
- Renal insufficiency and acute intermittent porphyria.
Do not take metamizole sodium if:
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients;
- You have low blood pressure;
- You have glaucoma;
- You are younger than 18 years.
Metamizole should not be used by pregnant women and nursing mothers. It passes into breast milk and may harm your baby.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. In acute cases, best results are obtained through slow intravenous injection (1ml per minute) with the patient in recumbent position. It may also be administered intramuscularly.
The usual dose for adults is 5ml intramuscularly or slowly intravenously, and this dose may be repeated every two to three hours. In milder cases, dosage ranges from 2 to 5ml intramuscularly. This medicine is not recommended for children under 3 years of age.
Metamizole injections can have many possible interactions with other drugs, such as anti-coagulants, antibiotics, corticosteroids, and anti-diabetic drugs. They may also lead to some adverse effects by some sedatives and hypnotics.
Consult with your doctor about medications you are taking or existing medical conditions you have before you begin treatment with metamizole.
Symptoms of overdose include trouble breathing and passing out. Some other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, seizures, dizziness, coma, mydriasis, liver damage, and kidney damage. These symptoms should be reported to a medical professional. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical help urgently.
Metamizole sodium might cause some adverse reactions such as abdominal discomfort, maculopapular rash, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Lyell syndrome, agranulocytosis, low blood pressure, broncospasm, arrhythmia, and allergic reactions. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking and any health conditions you have before your treatment with metamizole sodium.