Table 2

Tolerance data on nimesulide in patients with other symptoms of NSAID intolerance

Nimesulide dose (mg) Patients tolerating nimesulide (%) Reference
500 (over 84 h)86/92 (93%) 16
20039/42 (93%) 17
100270/284 (95%) 18
20083/87 (95%) 19
200415/429 (97%) 20
17514/15 (93%) 21
1007/8 (88%) 15
  • Nimesulide was started at a low dose and then increased to the amount shown. The usual anti-inflammatory dose is 100 mg twice daily. Symptoms in the few patients showing some intolerance to nimesulide were often mild.