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Nolotil

Postby Lyric » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:21 pm

As some will know this painkiller is banned in Spain for issue to the English.

My wife has just been given it in the Velez hospital.

You would think that there of all places ...............

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Re: Nolotil

Postby El Cid » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:49 pm

I don’t think it is banned, maybe just not recommended. Also it’s not just the Brits that are affected, it applies to Northern Europeans.

Also, how is the doctor supposed to define a Northern European? Apart from DNA profiling there is no easy answer. The expat press are doing their best to make people aware of the potential problem but that’s the best we can hope for.

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Re: Nolotil

Postby Lyric » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:43 pm

Google it Sid does seem to be banned.

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Re: Nolotil

Postby El Cid » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:15 am

It's currently only been banned for UK tourists. I know a couple of British residents who have been prescribed it very recently.

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Re: Nolotil

Postby Lyric » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:27 am

I know one who swears by it too, he (they) are near Gerona and get it OTC. Doesn't seem wise to me. When wife complained she has been changed to good old Ibuprofen 600.

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Re: Nolotil

Postby Beachcomber » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:35 am

I was told to take Nolotil after some painful dental work about ten years ago before it was known how dangerous it is for Northern Europeans. It made me very ill for over a year before I recovered completely. I have never taken any kind of pain-killer since. Avoid it like the plague. People have died from its side effects.

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Re: Nolotil

Postby Trooperman » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:27 pm

Nolotil, also known generically as metamizole
nil illegitimum carborundum

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Re: Nolotil

Postby Lyric » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:38 pm

Wife's Surgeon, who prescribed it knew the risk but prescribed it as it was the best for the job.
He was of the opinion that only a few people were affected.


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