Nimesulide

Nimesulide belongs to the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug group. It is a selective COX-2 inhibitor and blocks prostaglandin formation. It is used as a painkiller against acute pain, dysmenorrhea, osteoarthritis, etc. The adverse effects include skin rashes, abnormal blood counts, dizziness, gastritis, diarrhea, nausea, etc. Therefore, Nimesulide is contraindicated in pregnant, lactating women and children below 12 years of age.

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Does Nimesulide affect HIV post-exposure prophylaxis treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on a post-exposure prophylaxis. Today is the eighth day. Today I was diagnosed with tonsillitis. The doctor told me to take Nimesulide. Does it make HIV treatment fail? Please, help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It depends upon what drugs you have been given as post-exposure prophylaxis. Nimesulide does have a few drug interactions although not to the extent of causing drug failure. Kindly mention the drugs you are using for PEP.  Read Full »

Can mucosal polyp in maxillary sinus cause headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old second year MBBS student. I have been suffering from central headaches¬†for the past two years. It is progressing in frequency and intensity. It increases on bending, sneezing and straining. It is mild to moderate in intensity and occurs almost four days a week. My doct...  Read Full »


Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is chronic maxillary sinusitis secondary to mucosal polyp and so go for a CT paranasal sinus. It will tell about the dimensions of mucosal polyp and its operability. Till then, I suggest you the following medicines. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or h...  Read Full »

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