Q: Is Lafutidine effective in reducing stomach acid?
Lafutidine is a potent medicine to reduce stomach acid production
It blocks the histamine receptor proteins present on the lining of the stomach whose primary function is to stimulate acid secretion
It also promotes excretion of the thick mucus layer that protects the lining of the stomach
Thus, Lafutidine prevents damage to stomach lining and also helps in healing, especially those ulcers caused due to use of pain killers
Its action is long-lasting, safety profile is good and has demonstrated better efficacy than other similar medicines in clinical trials
Q: Is there anything else I need to know before using Lafutidine?
The dosage, duration, and frequency of Lafutidine varies according to the condition and hence should be taken under medical supervision
Do not self-adjust the dose or stop using this medication without the knowledge of your doctor
Lafutidine is taken once or twice a day, usually after breakfast and after dinner
Patients undergoing hemodialysis should start on a lower dose
Caution is advised while using Lafutidien as some severe side effects such as allergic reactions, kidney or heart problems that are not listed above can occur with this medicine