Sumo Tablet is primarily prescribed to treat acute pain, pain related to menstrual cramps, backache, post-operative pains, osteoarthritis and fever. It is an anti-inflammatory pain killer which is also a non-steroidal structurally.
As this medicine is a combination of two drugs belonging to the same class, which is NSAID (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). This medication functions by blocking the cyclooxygenases which actually produces pain signals in our body.
Sumo Tablet works by exerting pain-relieving activities. Cyclooxygenases and Prostaglandin are the reasons for the occurrence of inflammation, swelling of joints and other acute pains.
Cyclooxygenase is a type of enzyme which produces compounds known as Prostaglandin. The existence of Prostaglandin in your body creates inflammation in joints, swelling and pain. This medication is a cyclooxygenase inhibitor, so it effectively reduces these symptoms.
If this medicine is given in high dosage, these drugs can also be used in treating inflammation in the body. But it is not good to use the drug for a prolonged period due to its harmful side effects. It is always advisable to finish the passage within 15 days.
You should inform you doctor if you have:
- History of ulcer or bleeding stomach
- High Blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
The medicine is useful against the following conditions:
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medication mainly last for 1-2 hours. However, that may depend on the dosage that has been taken.
What is the onset of action?
This medication shows effect within 10-30 minutes of consumption.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women especially after 30 weeks of gestation. A doctor should be consulted before using this medicine and the benefits and risks involved should be discussed.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies have been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medication is not likely to pass into milk and cause any severe effect. But it is not recommended for breast feeding women. A doctor must be consulted before taking the tablet in such a case.
Is It safe with alcohol?
The usage of this medication is not recommended when consuming alcohol or vice verse as it may worsen the situation of the patient and increase the risk of the side effects.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
With the kind of side effects the medication can have, it is best to avoid driving after consuming this medication.
Does this affect kidney function?
This medication is not recommended for use in patients suffering from kidney disease or kidney function impairment due to the increased risk of adverse effects. This risk is higher especially with prolonged use. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Does this affect liver function?
This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver disease due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Sumo Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it’s almost time for the other dose, then skip it and never double the dose of the medication.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
It improves the patient condition by blocking the production of prostaglandins thereby relieving pain and inflammation. It is is used for Acute pain, Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Dysmenorrhea, etc.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
The medication has interactions with certain diseases. This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver disease due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
This medicine should be avoided when consuming alcohol as it can severe the side effects.
Interaction with Medicine
There are certain interactions it has with medicines. The following medicines should be avoided when taking this tablet or vice versa - carbamazepine, ketoconazole, methotrexate, phenytoin, warfarin, sodium nitrite, leflunomide, prilocaine, amoxicillin and clavulanic acid.
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