Nimesulide - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Nimesulide | Pronunciation : nim-es-ul-ide
International :Sulide, Nimalox, Nilsid, Mesulid, Drexel, Donulide, Aulin, Ainex, Heugan, Mesulid, Minapon, NeRelid, Edrigyl, Enetra, Eskaflam, Nexen, Nidolon, Nilden
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, prescribed for painful inflammatory conditions, back pain, dysmenorrhea, postoperative pain, osteoarthritis, and fever.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):Contraindicated in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcer, severe kidney, liver disease, bleeding disorders, and hypersensitivity.
Pregnancy Category :
Category B&C :
Dosage & When it is to be taken :The usual dose is 100mg twice a day.
Children: 5mg/kg of body weight in 2 or 3 divided doses.
How it should be taken :It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
Warnings and Precautions :Caution should be exercised in patients with history of stomach problem, high blood pressure, fluid retention, elderly, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal - Abdominal discomfort, heartburn, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Central Nervous System - Headache, dizziness and drowsiness.
Genitourinary - Blood in urine, decrease in urination and kidney failure.