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Overview

Uses of Nimuon Tablet

Nimuon Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Allergic reaction
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Headache

How to use Nimuon Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Nimuon Cold Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Nimuon Tablet works

Nimuon Cold Tablet is a combination of five medicines: Caffeine, Cetirizine, Nimesulide, Paracetamol and Phenylephrine, which relieves aches and fever associated with cold. Caffeine is a stimulant which decreases sleepiness caused by Cetirizine. Cetirizine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Nimesulide is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling). Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and an antipyretic (fever reducer) which also blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Nimuon Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Nimuon Cold Tablet Taking Caffeine+Cetirizine+Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nimuon Cold Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Nimuon Cold Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Nimuon Cold Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Nimuon Cold Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nimuon Cold Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Nimuon Cold Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
UNSAFE
Nimuon Cold Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Nimuon

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I am a breastfeeding mom.I am having cold symptoms since yesterday.can I have welset cold tab.
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Diabetes Specialist
welset 500 mg is fine
Common cold symptoms getting inflammation in ear causing less hearing. Deviated septum and Doctors recommend correction of the septum. I want to go with Ayurveda
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FAQs

Q. Are there any contraindications associated with the use of Nimuon?

It is not recommended to use Nimuon if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). However, it can be taken if advised by the doctor. This medicine should not be used during pregnancy. The use of Nimuon should also be avoided if you are taking antidepressant drugs. These drugs, called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), may include phenelzine and isocarboxazid or tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Nimuon?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Nimuon. This medicine contains cetirizine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Nimuon cause damage to liver?

Nimuon contains Paracetamol and Nimesulide. These medicines are known to cause harm to the liver especially in the doses above the recommended level. Also, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may further increase your risk of liver damage. Use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with the underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage. These symptoms may include fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes and abnormal liver enzymes.

Q. What is Nimuon?

Nimuon is a combination of five medicines: Caffeine, Cetirizine, Nimesulide, Paracetamol and Phenylephrine. This combination is helpful in relieving the symptoms of cold. These symptoms include body ache, headache, fatigue, fever, watery eyes, sneezing, cough, sore throat, runny and stuffy nose.

Q. Are there any foods which I should avoid while taking Nimuon?

Nimuon contains caffeine. So, it is preferable to avoid medicines or food that also contain caffeine. Foods like coffee, tea, cola drinks and chocolate should be avoided as they may add to your total caffeine intake. Increased caffeine intake can cause difficulty in sleeping, you may experience tremors and/or may have chest discomfort. Also, avoid drinking alcohol (beer, wine, etc) while taking this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Nimuon cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Nimuon may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily activities. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while taking this medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Nimuon?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Nimuon?

Serious side effects with Nimuon are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat. These side effects are uncommon but may be serious and may need urgent medical attention.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Nimuon be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms, that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

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