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Overview

Introduction

Sumoflam Tablet is a combination medicine which helps in relieving pain. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain, inflammation, and fever. It also promotes healing at the site of inflammation.

Sumoflam Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Depending on the severity of your underlying illness, your doctor will decide the precise dose. Inform your doctor if you are also taking other medications containing paracetamol to avoid an overdose.

It may cause side effects like vomiting, nausea, heartburn, and diarrhea in some patients. Inform your doctor immediately if any rash or allergic reaction is observed while taking this medicine. It should be used with caution in patients who are alcoholic or have liver or kidney disease.

Uses of Sumoflam Tablet

Sumoflam Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Heartburn

How to use Sumoflam Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Sumoflam Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Sumoflam Tablet works

Sumoflam Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Nimesulide, Paracetamol/Acetaminophen and Serratiopeptidase. Nimesulide is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is an antipyretic (fever reducer). They work by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and fever. Serratiopeptidase is an enzyme which works by breaking down abnormal proteins at the site of inflammation, and promotes healing.

Sumoflam Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Sumoflam Tablet Taking Nimesulide+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Serratiopeptidase with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sumoflam Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Sumoflam Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Sumoflam Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Sumoflam Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sumoflam Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Sumoflam Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
UNSAFE
Sumoflam Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine for relieving pain and inflammation.
  • Take it with food to avoid getting an upset stomach.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Sumoflam Tablet affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Sumoflam Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
  • Do not take it with any other medicine containing acetaminophen (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first.

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Sumoflam cause damage to the liver?

Sumoflam contains nimesulide and paracetamol, and both these medicines are known to cause harm to the liver especially in doses above the recommended level. Also, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may further increase your risk of liver damage. Use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of Sumoflam?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Sumoflam can lead to increased chances of side effects. If the recommended dosage does not relieve your symptoms or you experience increased severity of pain, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Sumoflam?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can I stop taking Sumoflam when my pain is relieved?

Sumoflam is usually used for short-term pain relief and can be discontinued if there is no pain. However, it should be continued if advised by the doctor.

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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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