All Medicine, Even the ones that seem more innocuous and those we can buy without a prescription have side effects. For this reason, the best thing to do is not to self-medicate and always follow the instructions of a doctor or pharmacist when taking any medication.
However, the reality is that in case of minor pain, the vast majority go to the home medicine cabinet and pick up some of the medicines found there for that purpose. One of the most common in our country is Nolotil. Although this medicine cannot be bought without a prescription, the truth is that the cure is usually short-lived when the doctor prescribes it, so it is common to have a few pills left unattended in the drugstore. are accumulated.
What is Nolotil used for?
Es Nolotil is an analgesic and antipyretic drug used to reduce pain and lower fever. It is compatible with other drugs like paracetamol and its effect is usually quite fast (between half an hour and an hour after taking it).
Its main ingredient is metamizole and can only be bought with a prescription in pharmacies. However, despite this fact, it remains one of the best-selling drugs in Spain, ahead of paracetamol and ibuprofen.
Main side effects of Nolotil
Some of the most common side effects of Nolotil are: stomach upset, liver damage and intestinal bleeding, according to E.l CIMA (Medical Information Center)
Another less common side effect of this drug is a decrease in white blood cells, which causes a More weakened immune system. In addition, some patients treated with this medicine may also experience skin problems Allergy type.
Who can’t take Nolotil?
In addition to the side effects described above, this drug also has a number of contraindications. nor to be taken by children under 15 years of age or people who have experienced hypersensitivity reactions to analgesics. It is also not recommended for those with hematological problems or for patients with asthma. It should also not be consumed by women in the last three months of pregnancy.
Warnings and Precautions in Taking Nolotil
The brochure for this product also lists various Warnings about taking this medicine In which special precautions are advised in case of general malaise, persistent fever, sore throat or swelling of the mouth, nose or throat. In case of experiencing any of these symptoms, you should immediately consult a doctor or health professional and stop the treatment with these pills until the cause of that discomfort or illness becomes clear.