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    Nimesulide + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

    Information about Nimesulide + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

    Nimesulide + paracetamol/acetaminophen uses

    Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is used for pain relief. It relieves pain in conditions like headache, mild migraine, muscle pain, dental pain, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis or painful menses.

    How nimesulide + paracetamol/acetaminophen works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Nimesulide and Paracetamol/Acetaminophen. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

    Common side effects of nimesulide + paracetamol/acetaminophen

    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Increased liver enzymes

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    Frequently asked questions for Nimesulide + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

    Nimesulide + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

    Q. What is Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

    Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is a combination of two medicines: Nimesulide and Paracetamol. This medication helps in relieving the pain and inflammation. It works by lowering the levels of chemical substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation.

    Q. Can I stop taking Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen when my pain is relieved?

    Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is usually used for short-term pain relief and can be discontinued if there is no pain. However, it should be continued if your physician has advised you to do so.

    Q. Can the use of Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen cause nausea and vomiting?

    Yes, the use of Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medicine. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small and frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to your doctor.

    Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

    The use of Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is considered to be harmful in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine or in patients with known allergy to other painkillers (NSAIDs). Its use should also be avoided in patients with a history of stomach ulcers or in patients with active, recurrent stomach ulcer/bleeding. It should also be avoided in patients with the history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.

    Q. Can I take Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with Vitamin B-complex?

    Yes, Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can be taken with Vitamin B-complex preparations. While Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen helps to relieve pain, Vitamin B-complex helps to correct the vitamin deficiency that might be causing your symptoms.

    Q. Does Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen help in relieving stomach pain?

    No, Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen preferably should not be taken for stomach pain without consulting a physician. This drug can increase stomach acid secretion which may aggravate an unknown underlying condition.

    Q. Can the use of Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen cause damage to the liver?

    Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen contains Nimesulide and Paracetamol and both 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.

    Q. Is it safe to take a higher than the recommended dose of Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

    No, you should avoid taking a higher than the recommended dose of Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen as it can increase the risks of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

    Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

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

    Content on this page was last updated on 17 December, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)