Metamizole: woman’s near-fatal collapse

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TAKING just one tablet of the controversial painkiller Nolotil triggered a severe allergic reaction in a Spanish woman – who was saved by quick-thinking doctors as her blood pressure plunged.
The incident took place on the Canary Islands on October 9 when 38-year-old Silvia Gonzalez took the analgesic – the generic name for the drug is metamizole – for a period pain.

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