Nimesulide


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: PO Acute pain; Extra-articular disorders; Osteoarthritis; Post-op pain; Primary dysmenorrhoea 100 mg twice daily. Rectal Acute pain; Osteoarthritis; Primary dysmenorrhoea 200 mg twice daily. Topical Sprains; Acute traumatic tendinitis As 3% cream/gel: Apply 2-3 times/day for 7-15 days.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity; GI bleeding, active peptic ulcer disease; severe renal and heart failure; hepatic impairment or known liver disease; coagulation disorders; pregnancy; children <12 yr.
Special Precautions
History of GI tract disease, infections, oedema, hypertension, elderly, lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Epigastric discomfort, heartburn or abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea; skin rash, pruritus, oedema, headache, dizziness, drowsiness; hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. bronchospasm, rhinitis, angioedema urticaria); GI haemorrhage/perforation; bullous/erosive stomatitis, purpura, thrombocytopenia, toxic epidermal necrolysis, haematuria, oliguria, and renal failure; increases in liver enzymes.
Potentially Fatal: Fatal hepatitis, Stevens Johnson syndrome.
Drug Interactions
Additive hepatotoxic effects with known hepatotoxins: anti-convulsants (e.g. valproic acid), anti-fungals (e.g. ketoconazole), anti-tuberculous drugs (e.g. isoniazid), tacrine, pemoline, amiodarone, methotrexate, methyldopa, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid. May decrease the oral bioavailability of furosemide and the natriuretic and diuretic response to furosemide. Increased risks of GI and hepatic adverse effects with other NSAIDs, including aspirin. May increase anti-coagulant effect of warfarin. Potentiates the action of phenytoin. May be displaced from binding sites with fenofibrate, salicylic acid, and tolbutamide. Interactions between NSAIDs and lithium, probenecid and ciclosporin, have been documented.
ATC Classification
M01AX17 - nimesulide ; Belongs to the class of other non-steroidal antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products.
M02AA26 - nimesulide ; Belongs to the class of non-steroidal antiinflammatory preparations for topical use. Used in the treatment of joint and muscular pains.
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