Sumo Cold Tablet is a combination of Caffeine, Diphenhydramine, Paracetamol, and Phenylephrine. It is used to treat common cold symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, cough, watery eyes, and nasal congestion, etc.
Sumo Cold Tablet may cause some common side effects such as diarrhoea, nausea, dryness in the mouth, and headache. This medicine may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines if you feel dizzy or sleepy after taking this medicine. Seek your doctor’s consultation if these side effects do not resolve with time or worsen. Avoid taking this medicine if you are allergic to it.
Sumo Cold Tablet can be taken with food to avoid an upset stomach. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of this medicine based on the severity of your medical condition. If you stop treatment early, your symptoms may reoccur and worsen your condition.
Sumo Cold Tablet should be used with caution if you have problems related to liver, kidney, heart or asthma. Avoid consuming alcohol while on Sumo Cold Tablet therapy as it may increase the risk of dizziness or stomach bleeding.
Sumo Cold Tablet may interact with other medicines. Inform your doctor about the medications you take. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding.
Major & minor side effects for Sumo Cold Tablet
Nausea and Vomiting
Dark or clay coloured stools
Bloody and cloudy urine
Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
Heart rhythm disorders
Increase in the blood pressure
Difficult or painful urination
Uses of Sumo Cold Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
A common cold is a viral infection of your nose and throat. The symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, watery eyes, nasal congestion, etc. Sumo Cold Tablet is used to provide relief from the symptoms of the common cold. It also reduces pain and fever.
When not to use?
Avoid using Sumo Cold Tablet if you are allergic to it. Contact your doctor and seek medical attention immediately if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling anywhere in your body, dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Sumo Cold Tablet is not recommended if you have severe kidney problems as it may worsen your kidney condition due to the accumulation of this medicine in the kidneys.
Severe liver disease
Sumo Cold Tablet gets broken down in the liver. Higher doses of this medicine may cause liver damage. Therefore, Sumo Cold Tablet is generally not recommended if you have severe liver problem because it can further increase the risk of liver damage.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Sumo Cold Tablet is not recommended for use if you have benign prostatic hyperplasia (an enlarged prostate gland that is located below the urinary bladder in men) since taking this medicine may cause increased difficulty in passing urine.
Sumo Cold Tablet usage is not recommended if you have cardiovascular diseases for prolonged time. It may lead to increased heart rates, low blood pressure, and changes in electrocardiogram (ECG). The risk is especially higher in elderly people.
Warnings for special population
Sumo Cold Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may affect your foetus.
Sumo Cold Tablet is not recommended if you are breastfeeding as it contains Diphenhydramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm your baby. Hence, it is advised to consult your doctor before breastfeeding if this medicine is being taken.
Overdose and/or excessive use
Paracetamol poisoning is caused by the excessive use of Sumo Cold Tablet. It results in liver damage. Use this medicine as advised by your doctor/pharmacist.
Malnutrition and fasting can increase the risk of Sumo Cold Tablet toxicity. Your doctor may adjust the dose of this medicine if needed based on your body weight.
Sumo Cold Tablet should not be used to induce sleep in children less than 12 years of age,
Duration of therapy
Do not take Sumo Cold Tablet for more than 7 days without consulting your doctor.
Driving or operate a machine
Sumo Cold Tablet may cause dizziness or drowsiness. It is advised that you do not perform activities like driving vehicles or operating machines after taking this medicine.
If you missed a Sumo Cold Tablet dose, make sure that you remember to take your next dose when it is due. Do not take two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.
Avoid the overdose of Sumo Cold Tablet. If you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of this medicine, seek medical attention at the earliest.
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
Use of alcohol along with Sumo Cold Tablet is not recommended since the combination increases the risk of side effects like driving vehicles or operating machines if you consume alcohol with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
Use of Sumo Cold Tablet is not recommended if you have depression since it may worsen the symptoms and may result in suicidal behaviour or ideation (suicidal thoughts or ideas). You will be closely monitored for any changes in mood or behaviour while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be done by your doctor.
Sumo Cold Tablet should be used with caution if you have diabetes due to the increased risk of high blood sugars.
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5-HIAA Urine Test
Sumo Cold Tablet can interfere with 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.
This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take the Sumo Cold Tablet exactly as directed by your doctor.
Do not increase the dosage or take it for a longer period than recommended.
Inform your doctor if you take any other medications for the common cold.
Call your doctor if your symptoms have not improved within seven days of treatment or if you develop a fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat, severe dizziness or anxiety, severe headache, fever, or rash.
Inform your doctor if you take any antidepressants (medicines used in the treatment of depression).