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ZALIDE 100MG/2MG TABLET

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Composition FOR ZALIDE

Nimesulide(100 mg),Tizanidine(2 mg)

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Zalide 100mg/2mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Zalide 100mg/2mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Zalide 100mg/2mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR ZALIDE

Nimesulide(100 mg)

Uses

Nimesulide is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, fever, rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual pain, post operative pain and muscular pain

How it works

Nimesulide blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, pain, and fever.

Common side effects

Nausea, Rash, Abnormal blood cell count, Anemia, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Gastritis, Hypersensitivity reaction, Increased blood pressure, Swelling, Increased sweating, Itching, Increased liver enzymes, Vomiting
Tizanidine(2 mg)

Uses

Tizanidine is used for muscle relaxation

How it works

Tizanidine works by acting on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Altered vision, Back pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Dizziness, Depression, Drowsiness, Nervousness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Heartburn, Altered heart rate, Slow heart rate, Increased sweating, Influenza like symptoms, Loss of appetite, Muscle cramp, Tingling sensation, Auditory hallucination, Visual hallucination, Weakness, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye, Constipation, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice FOR ZALIDE

Do not take this medicine:
  • if you are allergic to Nimesulide, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • if you have or had gastric ulceration/bleeding in the past.
Do not consume more than one pain-relieving medication at a time.Caution is advised with the use of Nimesulide if you have bleeding disorder. Nimesulide may cause infertility in women, and should not be consumed by women planning to become pregnant This medicine should not be given to a child under 12 years of age.
Treatment with Nimesulide should be of short duration and discontinued if it is of no help.

Frequently asked questions FOR ZALIDE

Nimesulide

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Is Nimesulide an antibiotic?
Nimesulide is not an antibiotic, it belongs to the class of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drug) which helps in relieving pain associated with various disease conditions.

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Can I take nimesulide with paracetamol?
Nimesulide and paracetamol belong to the same class of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drugs). Taking the two medicines together is not advisable as it may increase the potential for gastric ulceration and bleeding. However, please consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

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Does Nimesulide contain aspirin?
Nimesulide is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drug). It does not contain aspirin.

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Is Nimesulide safe?
Nimesulide is safe to use if taken at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

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Can I take nimesulide for headache?
Nimesulide can be taken for a headache only when advised by your doctor.

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Does nimesulide make you drowsy (feeling sleepy)?
Nimesulide does not make you feel drowsy at prescribed doses. However, an overdose of nimesulide can make you drowsy (feeling sleepy).

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Does nimesulide contain sulphur?
No, nimesulide does not contain sulphur.

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What does nimesulide treat or used for?
Nimesulide is used to treat acute pain, painful osteoarthritis (degeneration of joints) and primary dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) in adolescents and adults above 12 years old.

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Can I take nimesulide with ibuprofen?
Nimesulide can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, taking the two medicines together is not advisable as it may increase the potential for gastric ulceration and bleeding. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.


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Can I take nimesulide with aspirin?
Nimesulide can be taken with aspirin. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.


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Is nimesulide safe?
Yes, nimesulide is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

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Is nimesulide banned?
No, nimesulide is not banned in India.

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Is nimesulide safe during breastfeeding?
It is not known if nimesulide is secreted in milk. So, any medicines containing nimesulide are not to be used during breastfeeding.

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Is nimesulide safe in pregnancy?
No, nimesulide is not safe to be used in pregnancy especially in the last three months. There have been reports of kidney failure in newborn babies if the mother was taking nimesulide in the late stage of pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking any medicine during pregnancy.

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Is nimesulide safe in asthma?
Nimesulide is reported to be safe in patients with asthma if taken as advised by your doctor. However, always share your disease history with the doctor in case you have asthma and you are advised to take other medicines.

Tizanidine

Q.

Does tizanidine contain sulfa or asprin?
Tizanidine does not contain sulfa and aspirin

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Is tizanidine an opiate, NSAID, blood thinner, controlled substance, or muscle relaxer?
Tizanidine is not an opiate, NSAID, blood thinner or a controlled substance. It is a muscle relaxant

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Is tizanidine like valium?
Valium is a brand name for drug diazepam. It is also used as a muscle relaxant, but both have different functions. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug

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Is tizanidine stronger than Flexeril?
Flexeril is a brand name for drug cyclobenzaprine, which is also used as a muscle relaxant. Effect of the drug may vary upon individual response. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug

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Is tizanidine water soluble?
Tizanidine is a lipid-soluble drug; it is only slightly soluble in water and methanol

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Is tizanidine gluten free?
Tizanidine is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

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Can I take tizanidine or Zanaflex for menstrual cramps, headaches, or anxiety?
No, you cannot take tizanidine or Zanaflex (which contains tizanidine) for menstrual cramps, headaches, or anxiety. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug

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Does tizanidine cause weight loss or keep you awake (insomnia)?
You may experience insomnia or weight loss with the use of tizanidine. Few people may experience excessive sleepiness. If you experience such side effects, consult your doctor

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Can I take tizanidine with Aleve (naproxen), Ambien (zolpidem), Norco (acetaminophen and hydrocodone), Tylenol (paracetamol), Valium (diazepam), or Xanax (alprazolam)?
You may take Aleve and Tylenol with tizanidine, but Ambien, Norco, Valium, and Xanax should not be given with tizanidine. Consult your doctor before simultaneous use

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Can I take tizanidine with prednisone, ibuprofen, tramadol, or oxycodone?
Tizanidine may be taken with prednisone or ibuprofen, but tramadol or oxycodone with tizanidine may increase their side effects. Consult your doctor before simultaneous use

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Does tizanidine show on a drug test?
No, tizanidine does not show on a drug test. Only narcotic drugs show up on a drug test.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)