What is nimesulide?

It is a drug which has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic functions. It is a non-steroidal medicine, but it has been perfectly clarified that it is not suitable for use in children, due to the fact that liver damage has been detected in the application of children.

This resulted in its total ban in several countries, and its sale and application being conditioned only in patients of legal age and in children under medical supervision and controlled dosage. 

With regard to pregnancy and lactation, this drug has not presented any type of alterations or toxicity, although it is recommended to use it in cases of pregnancy with caution to avoid inconveniences.

The metabolism of this drug is carried out in the liver, its peak effects occur an hour and a half after having been applied and it is disposed of via the urinary route.

What is this medicine for?

This medicine is used to relieve pain and fever, especially when there are acute conditions in the upper respiratory tract, it is also used as an aid in the treatment of conditions such as:

  • Acute otitis
  • Acute cystitis
  • Pharyngitis and
  • Mild tendonitis

Nimesulide comes in tablets, suspension, and suppositories. Due to the circumstances of the handling of this medicine, it is advisable that when applied to children it has the supervision of a specialist and if required, it is administered by a nurse in the appropriate dose.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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