I thought I'd go ahead and answer. See my note above.
Dipyrone (metamizole) was banned in Sweden in 1974, and then in the United States in 1977. More than 30 countries including Japan, Australia, and most of the European Union, have followed suit. In these countries, metamizole is still occasionally used as a veterinary drug.
I don't prescribe in Mexico, either, though it is available. If you were to translate the brand name, most readers in N.A. would have no idea what medication it is.
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