The Difference Between Paracetamol And Methampyrone Drugs?
Morning doctor, I want to ask, what is the difference between paracetamol and antalgin drugs? Why is antalgin faster than paracetamol? While they are both non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and anti-pyretic.
Antalgin is a trademark of the active drug Metamizole / Metampiron. Next I will discuss as Methanpirone.
Actually, the statement that methampyrone is superior in the potential to treat pain compared to paracetamol has not been based on scientific research data.
Paracetamol itself is a non-opioid anti-pain and anti-pyretic (helps lower body temperature when fever) and is not in the Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) class. Until now, how paracetamol works as an analgesic and anti-pyretic, is still being investigated. Meanwhile, methampyrone is a class of NSAIDs.
In 2015, a meta-analysis (comparative analysis of several studies) was carried out on the anti-pain (analgesic) potential of paracetamol and NSAIDs in muscle, joint and bone injuries. The meta-analysis found that the potency of paracetamol and NSAIDs was both sufficient in dealing with pain.
Each type of drug, even if it is in the same class, usually has certain detailed specifications relating to the potential for therapy and the risks of side effects that accompany it.
Paracetamol is now more commonly used for the treatment of mild pain lasting less than 2 weeks. This is due to its analgesic potency which is equivalent to NSAIDs but has fewer side effects.
Read more about Paracetamol in this HealthReplies.com article.
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Greetings healthy, Dr Caecilia Haryu Aryapti.