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    Nimesulide

    Information about Nimesulide

    Nimesulide uses

    Nimesulide is used in the treatment of fever, Headache, dental pain, post operative pain, Pain during menstruation, arthralgia, myalgia, Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and gout.
    It should not be used in children below 12 years of age.

    How nimesulide works

    Nimesulide is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

    Common side effects of nimesulide

    Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Epigastric pain, Flatulence, Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion

    Available Medicine for Nimesulide

    • ₹24 to ₹62
      Mankind Pharma Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹44 to ₹90
      Panacea Biotec Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹50 to ₹89
      USV Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹46
      Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹11 to ₹59
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹16 to ₹48
      Seagull Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹30 to ₹34
      Sanzyme Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹51
      Centaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹43
      Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹15 to ₹64
      Unichem Laboratories Ltd
      4 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Nimesulide

    • It should be taken with food or milk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
    • It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long period of time.
    • Nimesulide can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

    Frequently asked questions for Nimesulide

    Nimesulide

    Q. 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.
    Q. 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.
    Q. 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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    Q. Is Nimesulide safe?
    Nimesulide is safe to use if taken at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
    Q. Can I take Nimesulide for headache?
    Nimesulide can be taken for a headache only when advised by your doctor.
    Q. 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).
    Q. Does Nimesulide contain sulphur?
    No, Nimesulide does not contain sulphur.
    Q. 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.
    Q. 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.<br>
    Q. 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.
    Q. Is Nimesulide safe?
    Yes, Nimesulide is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
    Q. Is Nimesulide banned?
    No, Nimesulide is not banned in India.
    Q. 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.
    Q. 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.
    Q. 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)