Use of nimesulide in Indian children must be stopped

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7391.713 (Published 29 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:713
  1. Kunal Saha (sahak@pediatrics.ohio-state.edu), assistant professor
  1. Department of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205, USA

    EDITOR—The continuing use of nimesulide for Indian children is shocking.1 Numerous studies have established the life threatening hepatotoxic effects of nimesulide. 2 3 Nimesulide is not used in the United States, and many European countries have also banned the drug because of its unacceptable rate of serious adverse reactions.

    Although some studies have indicated that nimesulide may be chosen …

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