This medication is anti-inflammatory in nature. It is a non-steroidal drug and is usually recommended for painful inflammatory conditions. This drug is, however, banned in India as it had an adverse effect on the liver, but still in some countries people are still using it.
Nimesulide is mostly used in painful inflammatory conditions. It is used in the treatment of severe short term pain and also in Dysmenorrhoea, a condition known as period pain. This medicine can be taken in case of severe back pain, post operation pain, osteoarthritis, etc. Some physicians also recommend to intake this drug during fever. It should not be taken for long term pain such as chronic arthritis.
Dosage and administration
This medicine should be taken orally. It is a 100mg tablet and must be taken with food followed by a glass of water. It is mostly recommended to take 2 doses of this tablet in a day. There should be a gap of 12 hours between the doses and it should be taken at the same time of the day regularly. Continue the medication for the full course and do not discontinue the medicine once you start feeling well without the consultation of a doctor. Take this medicine exactly as directed by a physician, in case you miss a dose, do not try to combine 2 doses at the same time. Skip the missed dose and continue with the normal schedule.
Nimesulide has several side effects which are listed below: