After post-marketing evaluation to Metamizole Sodium Injection and other related products (including Metamizole Sodium chlorpromazine injection, Pediatric Metamizole Sodium nasal drops, and Metamizole Sodium suppository), these medicines are consider to be not safe. The risks of using it are greater than the benefits. China NMPA determine to cancel drug registration certificate (drug approval number) of above products since Mar 10, 2020.
Metamizole Sodium is a traditional antipyretic medicine. Many Chinese born in the 1960s and 70s were impressed with this medicine as it is a popular anti-fever medicine at that time. However, due to the potential side effects, many developed countries have withdrawn the drug since 1970s such as United States and Europe countries.
If Metamizole Sodium Injection is not safe, which are better medicine for fever? Below are two WHO recommended anti-fever medicine.
Paracetamol(also known as acetaminophen) is the principal drug for antipyretics in clinical practice. It is suitable for children over 3 months old and adults .
(Product we supply: Paracetamol Tablet 500mg, Paracetamol Injection 2ml:300mg, Paracetamol Infusion 1g/100ml, Paracetamol Oral Suspension)
Ibuprofen is a alternative drug for antipyretics. It is suitable for children over 6 months and adults. Ibuprofen may be used to anti fever if acetaminophen does not works.
(Product we supply: Ibuprofen Tablets 400mg, Ibuprofen Oral Suspension)