What is Mesulid® (nimesulide) used for?
Mesulid® is commonly used for the treatment, control, prevention, and improvement of the following conditions:
It may be used for other purposes, ask your doctor for more information.
How should I take Mesulid® (nimesulide)?
Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food. Swallow it whole. Do not chew or crush.
How do I store Mesulid® (nimesulide)?
Mesulid® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Mesulid® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Mesulid® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Mesulid® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Mesulid® (nimesulide)?
Do not take this medicine if:
- You are allergic to Mesulid®, or any ingredients of this medicine.
- You have or had gastric ulceration/bleeding in the past.
Do not consume more than one pain-relieving medication at a time.
Caution is advised with the use of Mesulid® if you have bleeding disorder.
Mesulid® may cause infertility in women, and should not be consumed by women planning to become pregnant.
This medicine should not be given to a child under 12 years of age.
Treatment with Mesulid® should be in short duration and discontinued if it does not improve.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Mesulid® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Mesulid®.
What side effects can occur from Mesulid® (nimesulide)?
These side effects are possible but do not always occur. Some of the side effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- Abnormal blood counts
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Mesulid® (nimesulide)?
Mesulid® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Mesulid® (nimesulide)?
Mesulid® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Mesulid® (nimesulide)?
Mesulid® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Mesulid® (nimesulide).
What is the dose of Mesulid® (nimesulide) for an adult?
The recommended dose is 100mg bid after meal.
In elderly patients, there is no need to reduce the daily dosage.
What is the dose of Mesulid® (nimesulide) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Mesulid® (nimesulide) available?
Mesulid® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Mesulid® 100mg tablets
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Mesulid®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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