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[e-drug] Nimesulide follow-up (2)

E-DRUG: Nimesulide follow-up (2)
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It is worth mentioning that European Medicine
Evaluation Agency (EMEA) has banned the use of
Nimesuilde in children below 12 years even for short
term use in all member countries. Italy was the only
country where its use above 6 years was permitted.

There are much safer alternatives (paracetamol,
ibuprofen) available. Due to its hypothermic property,
nimesulide reduces temperature in potentially
dangerous disease such as dengue and thus masking the
real problem. Its use in dengue too many lives in
Bangladesh some two years ago.

Dr. Chandra M. Gulhati
Editor, MIMS INDIA
(Monthly Index of Medical Specialities)
New Delhi 110019, India.
seeemgee@yahoo.co.uk

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