Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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General Information on Nimesulide

Generic Name : Nimesulide

Pronunciation : nim-es-ul-ide

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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Antirheumatics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Nimesulide

India : 


International : 

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

Why is Nimesulide 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 should Nimesulide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcer, severe kidney, liver disease, bleeding disorders, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Nimesulide?

The usual dose is 100mg twice a day.
Children: 5mg/kg of body weight in 2 or 3 divided doses.

How should Nimesulide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Nimesulide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of stomach problem, high blood pressure, fluid retention, elderly, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

What are the side effects of Nimesulide?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Nimesulide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Nimesulide?

Store it in cool place.

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baskar89, India

To agartala, original gene of nimusulid molecule is NIMULID. so pain management u can use NIMULID. But should not take it in daily basis for any nimusulid molecule. If ur using daily means have LIVER FUNCTION TEST..

agartala, India

sir, I am 38 yrs old housewife suffering from a disease callled rheumatoid arthirities i am also obese whenever there is pain in my body or in any joint i take this nise tablet of100 mg one time a day i just want to know whether this tablet will cause harm to my health or is it ok to take tablet a day regularly

ananda1951, India

Even administration this drug on SOS basis has lot of side effects like swelling near eye sacks, dry skin, loose motions , drowsiness, fatigue, I do not know how other individuals react to this drug. ananda alwar

balu1003, India

my wife is suffering from psoriasis coupled with psoriatic arthiritis or rheumatoid arthiritis since 2002. initially she was administered methotrexate on weekly basis. but for the past 7 years she is not under any medication. but the symptoms appear and disappear every year sometime with pain and sometime with only scaly patches on lower legs ,hips, back of forearm etc.she one right hand ring finger and center finger of left leg due to stiffness. these two became non functional now. she is 44 now. caught up with the desease at an early age of 30. what is the course of action i should take knowing fully that this is incurable. i cant afford high cost medicines.

Anshul83, India

I m suffering from headache almost twice in 15 days .it always starts from behind my left ear nd the related neck area and spreads over all and gives me feeling of heaviness in head.i take genulid -ps nd get relief after 30 mins. plz suggest me if can avoid having intake of medicines. I m epileptic also. Waiting eagerly for ur reply.

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