Sucrafast Syrup is an anti-ulcer medicine. It is used for the treatment of ulcers in the stomach and the intestine. It contains sucralfate as its main ingredient which is a medicine called cytoprotective medicine. Sucralfate adheres to the ulcer site and protects it from further damage due to acid, enzymes and bile salts thus enabling healing. Sucrafast Syrup should be taken on an empty stomach as suggested by your doctor. You should also avoid taking antacids one hour before or after taking this medicine. Shake the bottle well, before each use. It is advised to make certain lifestyle changes. As an unhealthy lifestyle pattern is linked with the occurrence of ulcers. Try to have a balanced diet, exercise regularly, cope with stress, avoid smoking, limit alcohol intake and get sufficient night sleep....
Q: What is Sucrafast Syrup?
A: Sucrafast Syrup is an anti-ulcer medicine used for the treatment of stomach and intestinal ulcers. It contains sucralfate as its active ingredient that belongs to the class of cytoprotectants.
Q: When should I take Sucrafast Syrup before or after food?
A: You should take this Syrup on an empty stomach. Food can alter the way this medicine works thus should be taken 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after a meal.
Q: Can I take Sucrafast Syrup for acidity?
A: You should not take this Syrup for treating your acidity problem. It has no action in reducing stomach acid thus may not be useful for acidity problem.
Q: What is the dose of Sucrafast Syrup?
A: The doctor will decide the specific dose for a specific duration depending upon the severity of the condition. Do not take it endlessly on your own without consulting a doctor.
Q: What are the side effects of Sucrafast Syrup?
A: Constipation, nausea, diarrhoea, dry mouth, stomach discomfort are a few common side effects of Sucrafast Syrup. However, these symptoms are usually mild and resolve on your own. Also, it is not important that everyone experience the same.
Q: Can I use Sucrafast to prevent indigestion?
A: No, Sucrafast is not used to prevent indigestion. It is used to treat ulcers of the oesophagus (food pipe) and stomach.