Nimesulide is a prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with analgesic and antipyretic properties. more...
It is available in a variety of forms: tablets, suppositories, and topical gels.
Like most drugs in NSAID category Nimesulide is known to be Hepatotoxic (damaging to liver) in rare but unpredictable cases and should be taken with care. It did not get FDA approval in USA and is banned in a lot of countries due to cases of Jaundice and Hepatitis induced by its use. Italy was the first country to allow the drug (1985). European Medicine Evaluation Agency has banned the use of Nimesulide for children under the age of 12.
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