Baralgetas - Use | Dose | Side Effects
This article was medically reviewed by M.Pharm, Marko Tanaskovic on August 12, 2018. To read more about an author, click here.
Baralgetas is a drug that belongs to a group of medicines used in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. It contain three active ingredients:
- metamizole sodium,
- fenpiverinium bromide
- and pitofenone.
This drug belongs to a group of anticholinergic medicines in combination with analgesics (painkillers).
It is used only for short-term application in case of severe pain when other therapies have not helped.
This remedy is used to treat severe pain caused by spasm of smooth muscle usually in the abdomen (stomach spasms and colic). Baralgetas is used in the treatment of pain caused by stones in the urinary tract as well as the stones in gallbladder. It is sometimes used in the treatment of menstrual pain..
The usual dose is Baralgetas 500 mg 1-2 times a day.
Usual dose for injection is 500-1000 mg by slow intravenous injection.
The maximum daily dose is 4 g. Before taking another pill at least 6 hours need to pass.
It should not be used in children under the age of 18, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
This medicament can cause very serious side effect, the so-called agranulocytosis or decreased number of white blood cells in the body. White blood cells are the immune system in our body. When white blood cells count drops to very low levels, it breaks down immune system and your organism is more susceptible to infections. Therefore, it is necessary to contact a doctor immediately if you notice symptoms of a cold or flu, while using Baralgetas.
Because of this side effect, it is not recommended for frequent use, but only when other therapies have not helped. Baralgetas should be used only if clearly needed.
Information on this website are provided for educational purposes only and are not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.