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By Medicover Hospitals / 16 Feb 2021
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  • Nimesulide is a medication used for pain relief and for the prevention of fever. Acute pain, pain due to menstrual cramps, backache, post-operative pain, osteoarthritis and fever are frequently prescribed. This drug belongs to the NSAID class (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). Nimesulide is an inhibitor of cyclooxygenase, so it eliminates these symptoms efficiently. This medicine targets all components, such as free radicals, proteolytic enzymes, histamine, cyclooxygenases and prostaglandin that lead to the development of swelling.
    1. Nimesulide Uses
    2. Nimesulide Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Dosage
    5. Storage
    6. Nimesulide vs Paracetamol
    7. FAQ's

    Nimesulide Uses:

  • Nimesulide is a potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication that works rapidly and (NSAID). It is used for the treatment of acute pain associated with menstruation and osteoarthritis. It is also used for treating mild to moderate pain caused by joint and muscle strains and sprains. It should not, however, be granted to children below the age of 12 years. Nimesulide medication is used for:
  • Acute pain
  • It is used in adults to alleviate joint and muscle pain and swelling.
  • Osteoarthritic pain
  • It is used to relieve Osteoarthritis-related symptomatic pain in adults.
  • Dysmenorrhea primary
  • It is used to alleviate acute menstruation-related discomfort.
  • Nimesulide Side effects:

  • Some of the common and serious side effects of nimesulide are:
  • If you have any of these serious symptoms immediately contact your doctor for further assistance. In any case, due to Nimesulide if you get any kind of reactions in your body try avoiding it.
  • A doctor advised you to take the medicines by seeing your problems and the benefits of this medicine are greater than the side effects. Majority of the people who use this medicine don’t show any side effects. Get medical help immediately if you get any serious Nimesulide side effects.
  • Precautions:

  • Before taking Nimesulide talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications. The product may contain some inactive ingredients which will cause some allergic reactions or some other serious problems.
  • Before taking Nimesulide talk with your doctor if you are having any medical history such as:
    • Kidney disease
    • Liver disease
    • Stomach problem
    • Heart disease

    How to take Nimesulide?

  • Nimesulide 100 m tablet should be taken with food, it will prevent from getting any upset stomach. Normally, the person should try to use a small amount of Nimesulide for controlling the symptoms for the shortest possible time. The normal and usual dosage of Nimesulide is 100 mg twice a day. Dosages for children are 5 mg/kg of body weight and 2 or 3 divided doses.
  • Missed Dose:

  • Missing one or two-dose of Nimesulide won’t show any effect on your body. The skipped dose causes no problem. But with some medication, it won’t work if you don’t take the dosage on time. If you miss a dose some sudden chemical change may affect your body. In some cases, your doctor would advise you to take the prescribed medicine as soon as possible if you have missed the dose.
  • Overdose:

  • Overdose of a drug can be accidental. If you have taken more than the prescribed Nimesulide tablets there is a chance of getting a harmful effect on your body’s functions. Overdose of a medicine can lead to some medical emergency.
  • Warnings:

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding:
  • Nimesulide can cause gut bleeding and should therefore be used judiciously. The doctor should be informed promptly of any incident of a condition leading to bleeding in the stomach and gut.
  • Heart Disease
  • If you suffer from a heart or valve disease, Nimesulide should be used with caution. Any such incident should be reported as a priority to the doctor.
  • Liver Disease
  • Nimesulide can cause side effects on the liver that are mild to extreme. The doctor should be aware of any liver abnormalities, whether present or in the past, in order to ensure protection.
  • Storage:

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. The exposure of medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Before taking Nimesulide consult your Doctor. In case if you face any problems or get any side effects after taking Nimesulide rush immediately to your nearby hospital or consult your doctor for better treatment. Carry your medications always in your bag while travelling to avoid any immediate emergencies. Follow your prescription and follow your Doctor advice whenever you take Nimesulide.
  • Nimesulide vs Paracetamol

    Nimesulide
    Paracetamol
    Nimesulide is a medication used for pain relief and for the prevention of fever. Acute pain, pain due to menstrual cramps, backache, post-operative pain, osteoarthritis and fever are frequently prescribed. Paracetamol is a painkiller and works as a fever reducer. The paracetamol tablets are used for treating headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, body ache and fevers.
    Nimesulide is a potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication that works rapidly and (NSAID). It is used for the treatment of acute pain associated with menstruation and osteoarthritis. Paracetamol is used for the following treating the following diseases:
    • Headaches
    • Menstrual period
    • Toothaches
    • Backaches
    Some of the common and serious side effects of Nimesulide are:
    • Acid or sour stomach
    • Stomach discomfort and cramps
    • Dizziness
    • Skin rash
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    Most common side effects of Paracetamol are:
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Swelling
    • Tenderness in the upper abdomen

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Nimesulide is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is effective in treating a number of painful and inflammatory disorders, including acute pain and primary dysmenorrhea.
    Nimesulide is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is effective in treating a number of painful and inflammatory disorders, including acute pain and primary dysmenorrhea.
    In reducing fever, local pain, and overall discomfort, Nimesulide was as effective as paracetamol. Therefore, in children with upper respiratory tract inflammation and fever, nimesulide tends to be at least as efficient as paracetamol in terms of antipyretic and anti-inflammatory function.
    Nimesulide exposes patients to liver damage that is fatal. It is safer to use one with a favourable benefit-harm balance, such as ibuprofen, when a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug is required.
    In prescribed doses, Nimesulide Suspension does not make you feel drowsy. However, a Nimesulide Suspension overdose can make you drowsy (feeling sleepy).
    The maximum length of a course of nimesulide therapy is 15 days. Adults: One caplet of 100 mg twice a day after a meal. Elderly: There is no need to decrease the daily dose of elderly patients.

    Citations:

  • Nimesulide, https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/00003495-199448030-00008
  • Effects of Nimesulide,https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165%2F00003088-199835040-00001