Novalgine what this medication is used for
Novalgine, what this drug is used for?
La Novalgine Is a drug that has analgesic and antipyretic action. It also has anti-inflammatory and spasmolytic properties and is commonly used for treat acute, moderate to severe postoperative or posttraumatic pain (of colic type or tumor origin). Remember that at this time it is a good idea to get the flu vaccine to avoid overlapping with the pandemic.
Novalgine and high fever
It is also used in cases of high fever in which there is no reaction to other measures or antipyretic drugs.
This medication should not be taken when suffering from:
- hypersensitivity to pyrazolones;
- Kidney or liver failure (acute or chronic);
- blood dyscrasias;
- active duodenal ulcer;
- heart failure;
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Novalgine in both tablet and suppository form for adults, should not be used for children younger than 15 years of age; on the other hand, Novalgine children 300 mg suppositories is not suitable for the treatment of children younger than 4 years of age.
In fact, administration under medical supervision is recommended for children under 5 years of age.
Issued by prescription only
Containing methamizole, this drug can only be issued by prescription, and professionals will only be able to prescribe it for short-term treatments (maximum 7 days) and most importantly, by first taking a history with the patient’s detailed medical history.
Also because this drug can cause side effects (more or less rare) such as agranulocytosis of immune-allergic origin that can be even lethal.
In addition, should the patient notice that he or she has symptoms such as fever, chills, sore throat, oral cavity ulceration, he or she should immediately stop treatment and consult the doctor for a blood count evaluation. Pancytopenia (with symptoms such as general malaise, infection, persistent fever, ecchymosis, bleeding, pallor) but also anaphylactic shock can also occur.
Therefore, if you have any doubts about the use of this drug and how to do so, it is always best to consult your doctor and, in the event of any suspicious signs or symptoms, alert him or her immediately.