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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

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Expert advice

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



Is Nimesulide an antibiotic?
No, Nimesulide is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drug) which relieves acute pain in conditions like joint pain and period pain. However, it may be used with antibiotics to relieve pain associated with certain infections


Can I take Nimesulide with paracetamol or ibuprofen?
Nimesulide, paracetamol and ibuprofen are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drugs). Taking two NSAID drugs together is not advisable as it may increase the potential for gastric ulceration and bleeding


Does Nimesulide contain aspirin or sulphur?
No. Nimesulide is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drug) doesn't contain aspirin or sulphur

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

Content on this page was last updated on 09 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)