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Nimesulide - Drug Information

Generic Name : Nimesulide | Pronunciation : nim-es-ul-ide
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Latest prescription information about Nimesulide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Antirheumatics
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Trade Name(s): 

India : 

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International : 

Sulide, Nimalox, Nilsid, Mesulid, Drexel, Donulide, Aulin, Ainex, Heugan, Mesulid, Minapon, NeRelid, Edrigyl, Enetra, Eskaflam, Nexen, Nidolon, Nilden

Why it is prescribed : 

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 :


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B

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Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

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.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it in cool place.

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