Sanmol is a useful remedy for fever, headache or toothache. This drug is available in the form of tablets, syrup, and intravenous fluids .

Sanmol contains paracetamol, which has analgesic and antipyretic effects . As a fever-reducing drug, paracetamol works by affecting the temperature regulation center in the brain. Meanwhile, as an anti-pain, paracetamol will work by inhibiting the formation of prostaglandins in the central nervous system.

What is Sanmol

class Prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs
Category Analgesic and antipyretic
Benefit Relieves fever , headache, or toothache
Used by Adults and children
Paracetamol content in Samol for pregnant and lactating women  Category B (tablet and syrup forms): Animal studies have not demonstrated a risk to the fetus, but there have been no controlled studies in pregnant women. Category C (injectable form): There are no studies on the use of injectable paracetamol in pregnant and lactating women. However, the results of research on paracetamol tablets and syrup in experimental animals showed no increased risk of congenital defects.

Paracetamol contained in Sanmol can be absorbed into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.

Drug form Tablets, syrup, drops ( drops ), and injections

Warning Before Using Sanmol

There are several things that you should pay attention to before using Sanmol, including:

  • Tell your doctor about any history of allergies you have. Sanmol should not be given to patients who are allergic to the ingredients of this drug.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or currently have liver disease, kidney disease, or alcohol addiction .
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking certain medications, supplements or herbal products.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy.
  • Immediately consult a doctor if an allergic drug reaction or overdose occurs after using Sanmol.

Dosage and Rules for Using Sanmol

The dosage of Sanmol will depend on the dosage form of the drug, the patient's condition, and the patient's age. Sanmol infusion will be given by injection into a vein (intravenously/IV) by a doctor or medical officer under the supervision of a doctor.

Here are the dosages of Sanmol to relieve fever, headache , or toothache :

Sanmol Tablets 500 mg

  • Adult: 1 tablet, 3–4 times a day.
  • Children 6–12 years: ½–1 tablet, 3–4 times daily.

Sanmol Syrup 60 ml

  • Infants aged 0–1 year: 2.5 ml, 3–4 times a day.
  • Children aged 1–2 years: 5 ml, 3–4 times a day.
  • Children aged 2–6 years: 5–10 ml, 3–4 times a day.
  • Children aged 6–9 years: 10–15 ml, 3–4 times a day.
  • Children aged 9–12 years: 15–20 ml, 3–4 times a day.

Sanmol Drops 15 ml

  • Children aged <1 year: 0.6 ml, 3–4 times daily.
  • Children aged 1–2 years: 0.6–1.2 ml, 3–4 times a day.

Sanmol Injection / Infusion

  • Adults with weight> 50 kg: 1 gram or the equivalent of 100 ml of Sanmol infusion. Doses can be repeated up to 4 times a day with an interval of at least 4 hours between administrations.
  • Children >33 kg and adults <50 kg: 15 mg/kg or 1.5 ml/kg. Doses can be repeated up to 4 times a day with an interval of at least 4 hours between administrations.

How To Use Sanmol Properly

Read the instructions on the packaging before using Sanmol. Ask your doctor about the dosage and duration of treatment that suits your condition.

Sanmol injection or infusion will be given directly by a doctor or medical officer under the supervision of a doctor by injection into a vein (intravenous/IV).

Sanmol tablets or syrup can be consumed before or after meals. If you are taking Sanmol tablets, swallow the medicine with the help of plain water.

If you are taking Sanmol in syrup form, shake the medicine thoroughly first, then take the medicine according to the dose using a measuring spoon.

Generally drugs to relieve fever or pain, for example menstrual pain . Sanmol can be given 3-4 times a day. Give a break of at least 4 hours with the previous dose. Do not take Sanmol more than 4 times a day.

Store Sanmol in a closed container to avoid exposure to direct sunlight, store at room temperature. Keep this drug out of reach of children.

Interactions of Sanmol with Other Drugs

Sanmol contains paracetamol, the following are a number of interaction effects that can occur if Sanmol is used with other drugs:

  • Increased risk of bleeding when used with warfarin
  • Decreased absorption of Sanmol when used with cholestyramine
  • Increased risk of developing liver disease when used with leflunomide , pexidartinib, or teriflunomide
  • Decreased levels of Sanmol in the blood when used with rifampicin or anti-seizure drugs, such as phenytoin or phenobarbital
  • Increased absorption of Sanmol when used with domperidone or metoclopramide
  • Increased levels of Sanmol in the blood when used with probenecid

In addition, Sanmol can also increase the risk of impaired liver function when used with alcoholic beverages.

Side Effects and Dangers of Sanmol

The paracetamol content in Sanmol rarely causes side effects, especially if it is used according to the recommended dosage.

However, in some people, using Sanmol can cause side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, or difficulty sleeping . Check with your doctor if these side effects don't go away or get worse.

In addition, if used in excessive doses, the paracetamol content in Sanmol can cause overdose symptoms in the form of:

  • Diarrhea
  • No appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Profuse sweating
  • Upper abdominal pain
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