Anaphylactic reactions to zomepirac

Ann Emerg Med. 1985 Feb;14(2):171-4. doi: 10.1016/s0196-0644(85)81084-2.


Three cases of apparent anaphylactoid reactions to zomepirac sodium (Zomax) are reported. One patient initially appeared to have a dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysm with vascular collapse. The second patient experienced conjunctival pruritus after each of several doses of zomepirac before emergency department presentation with acute dyspnea and urticaria. The third patient had been admitted previously with a diagnosis of rule out myocardial infarction, which in retrospect was probably a zomepirac reaction. All three recovered uneventfully.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anaphylaxis / chemically induced*
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / adverse effects
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pyrroles / adverse effects*
  • Tolmetin / adverse effects*
  • Tolmetin / analogs & derivatives


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Pyrroles
  • zomepirac
  • Tolmetin