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Sumo L 650 Tablet

Manufactured byAlkem Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsParacetamol
Description
Sumo L 650 Tablet (commonly called acetaminophen) is the most widely used over-the-counter (OTC) medications in the world. It is used as first-line therapy for the treatment of fever and pain according to the international guidelines and recommendations. It provides fast and effective relief from headaches, toothaches, backaches, menstrual pain, musculoskeletal pain associated with/without fever. It decreases the intensity of pain signals to the brain and may also prevent the release of substances, called prostaglandins in the brain, that increases pain, and body temperature. Side effects are uncommon with the use of Sumo L 650 Tablet, but if present, include stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting. Sumo L 650 Tablet is very safe to use within the recommended dosage and overdose may lead to liver damage, hence should be cautiously used in individuals with liver problems. When Sumo L 650 Tablet is taken along with anti-seizure medications, anaesthetics, and barbiturates, it can cause liver problems. Keep track of how much Sumo L 650 Tablet you take in one day. This can decrease your risk of overuse.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Sumo L 650 Tablet

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Dark or clay coloured stools
  • Tiredness
  • Loose stools
  • Bloody and cloudy urine
  • Stomach discomfort

Uses of Sumo L 650 Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle Pain
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Joint pain or discomfort
  • Toothache
  • Post Vaccination Fever
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Sumo L 650 Tablet provides fast and effective relief from pain and fever within 30-60 minutes of oral administration and 15-30 minutes of parenteral administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    Sumo L 650 Tablet makes you feel better for about 4-6 hours. You may have to take your next dose if your fever and pain continues.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported for Sumo L 650 Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Sumo L 650 Tablet is the safest first-line treatment in pregnant women with pain or fever. It is not known to cause any harm to the fetus, but should only be used after consultation with your doctor.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Sumo L 650 Tablet is the best choice of painkiller during breastfeeding. It appears in breast milk in very small amounts which are not known to harm your baby. However, it is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

Some individuals may have severe allergic reactions to Sumo L 650 Tablet. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of serious allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc. Avoid taking this medicine if you are previously allergic to it.

Kidney damage

A long term use with higher doses of some painkillers may harm normal kidney function. Even though Sumo L 650 Tablet is the safest painkiller available for use by kidney disease patients, it is not recommended for use in patients suffering from kidney diseases associated with the excessive use of painkillers. Patients with kidney impairment should ask their pharmacist how the Sumo L 650 Tablet may affect their kidneys or react with other medicines they take.

Severe liver impairment

Patients with liver diseases need special consideration while taking Sumo L 650 Tablet. This medicine gets converted to its active form in the liver. Therefore, if you take large amounts of this medicine, more active forms are formed which can damage your liver. The use of this medicine is generally not recommended in patients with severe liver diseases because it can further increase the risk of liver damage.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Sumo L 650 Tablet is the safest first-line treatment in pregnant women with pain or fever. It is not known to cause any harm to the fetus, but should only be used after consultation with your doctor.

Breast-feeding

Sumo L 650 Tablet is the best choice of painkiller during breastfeeding. It appears in breast milk in very small amounts which are not known to harm your baby. However, it is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Overdose and/or excessive use

Paracetamol poisoning is caused by the excessive use of Sumo L 650 Tablet accidentally or intentionally, resulting in liver damage. Use this medicine as advised by the doctor/pharmacist. Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.

Liver diseases

Patients with liver diseases should ask their pharmacist how the Sumo L 650 Tablet may affect their liver or react with other medicines they take. The conversion of Sumo L 650 Tablet to its active form happens in the liver. Overdose can produce more active forms and leads to liver damage.

Chronic malnutrition

Malnutrition and fasting can increase the risk of Sumo L 650 Tablet toxicity. Dose adjustment should be done based on body weight.

Missed Dose

Oral and rectal forms: Sumo L 650 Tablet is normally taken on a needed basis. If you miss a scheduled dose then do not double the dose to make up for the missed one. Parenteral forms: Qualified healthcare professionals usually administer this medicine, and hence the frequency of missing dose is very low.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor in case of an overdose with Sumo L 650 Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Phenytoin

Sodium Nitrite

Leflunomide

Prilocaine

Disease interactions

Alcoholism

Alcohol-paracetamol syndrome is liver damage that occurs in individuals who drink alcohol regularly take too much of Sumo L 650 Tablet. The daily dose of Sumo L 650 Tablet to be limited to 2 grams per day in heavy drinkers due to the risk of liver diseases. Care should be taken to minimize the chances of overdose.

Liver Disease

Patients with liver diseases need special consideration while taking Sumo L 650 Tablet. The conversion of Sumo L 650 Tablet to its active form happens in the liver. Overdose can produce more active forms and leads to liver damage.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

5-HIAA Urine Test

Sumo L 650 Tablet can interfere with a urine test and may give a false-positive result. It is advised to inform the doctor and lab technician about all your current medicines before undergoing any lab test.
Oral forms: Paracetamol uses for treating fever and pain is widely accepted due to its quick action. Take Sumo L 650 Tablet as instructed by the doctor. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Paracetamol maximum dose per day is 4 grams. Paracetamol dose per kg body weight should be determined for children before the treatment. Injection: Sumo L 650 Tablet should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional in a clinic or hospital. Rectal forms: Maintain hygiene, and use as instructed.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Sumo L 650 Tablet decreases the severity of pain signals to the brain. It also stops the release of chemicals called prostaglandins, that increase pain, and body temperature. Thus, this medicine provides relief from your aches and fever and makes you feel better.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Analgesics/Antipyretic

Schedule

OTC

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