Sucrafil O Gel
By FOURRTS INDIA LABORATORIES PVT LTD
100ml Suspension in Bottle
Sucrafil O gel is an oral suspension containing Sucralfate and Oxetacaine. Sucrafil O is used to treat ulcers and prevent the reoccurrence of ulcers in the stomach and intestine. It also provides relief from pain and heartburn associated with acid reflux and inflammation in the stomach. This medicine can be used by adults and is not recommended to use for children, pregnant women, and lactating mothers. This medicine should not be used for patients with severe kidney-related disorders. Sucrafil O gel should be taken as per the recommended dose before eating a meal. Side effects such as dryness in the mouth, diarrhoea, increased thirst, loss of appetite, and dizziness may occur while using this medicine. In case you experience any of the side effects, or you feel any discomfort after using this medicine, you should contact your doctor immediately.
Uses of Sucrafil O Gel
- For the treatment of ulcers in the stomach and intestine, it prevents the reoccurrence of ulcers and relieves stomach pain and heartburn due to inflammation in the stomach.
Contraindications of Sucrafil O Gel
- If you are allergic to Sucralfate, Oxetacaine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
Side effects of Sucrafil O Gel
- Dry mouth
- Loss of appetite
- Increased thirst
Precautions and Warnings of Sucrafil O Gel
Can I take Sucrafil O gel during pregnancy?
It is not advisable to use Sucrafil O gel during pregnancy as there is limited safety information regarding the use of this medicine in pregnant women.
Can I take Sucrafil O gel while breastfeeding?
It is not advisable to be used in lactating mothers as there is limited data regarding the passage of this medicine into milk. Hence, to avoid any side effects in the newborn baby, it is not recommended for use while breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Sucrafil O gel?
It is not recommended to drive after consuming this medicine as the side effects include dizziness and drowsiness which may interfere with the ability to drive.
Can I consume alcohol with Sucrafil O gel?
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol, it can worsen the pain and interfere with the healing process of ulcers. Hence, alcohol should be avoided.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have severe kidney-related disorders
- You are undergoing dialysis
- You are taking magnesium-containing antacids for a prolonged period
- You experience defective bone growth, soft bones or brain-related disorder due to aluminium toxicity
- You are diabetic and experience rise in blood glucose levels
Mode of Action of Sucrafil O Gel
How Does It Work?
- Sucrafil O gel is a combination of Sucralfate and Oxetacaine.
- Sucralfate protects the digestive tract from the damaging effects of acids in the stomach, alcohol, and medicinal substances like Aspirin and promotes the healing of ulcers.
- Oxetacaine acts as a local anaesthetic and provides relief from the pain associated with ulcers
Directions for Use of Sucrafil O Gel
- Shake well before use
- Take the recommended dose before food
Interactions of Sucrafil O Gel
Interactions with other medicines
- Sucrafil O gel may interact with other medicines and produce an altered response. Please tell your doctor if you are using any other medicines, over-the-counter medicines (that you buy without a prescription), and herbal preparations.read less
- Concomitant use of Anti-ulcer medicines like Cimetidine and Ranitidine with Sucrafil O gel decreases the effect of anti-ulcer medicines.
- Medicine used for heart failure such as Digoxin, antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin, antifungal medicines such as Ketoconazole, and medicine used to treat irregular heartbeats like Quinidine may interact with Sucrafil O gel.read less
- The effect of Levothyroxine, a medicine used in case of reduced thyroid hormone levels, is decreased when used with Sucrafil O gel.
- The effect of Antibiotics known as Tetracyclines & Minocycline is decreased when used with this medicine.
- This medicine can decrease the effect of Theophylline which is used for asthma and breathlessness when used concomitantly.
- Sucrafil O decreases the effect of Phenytoin (a medicine used to control fits) when used together.
Storage and disposal of Sucrafil O Gel
- Store at room temperature
- Keep it away from sunlight and heat
- Keep away from children and pets
Dosage of Sucrafil O Gel
The overdose of Sucrafil O gel may result in symptoms like stomach pain, vomiting, dizziness, and fainting. If you think you have taken more than the recommended dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
If you miss any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of this medicine to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I give Sucrafil O gel to a 7-year-old child?
A: No, it is not recommended for children as there is limited safety information related to the use of Sucrafil O gel in children.
Q: Can I use Sucrafil O gel for acidity?
A: Acidity occurs when stomach acid enters the food pipe. The prominent symptom of acidity is heartburn characterised by a burning sensation in the stomach & chest area and bitterness in the mouth. This medicine provides relief from heartburn and acidity.
Q: I am diabetic can I use Sucrafil O gel?
A: Yes, diabetic patients can use Sucrafil O gel. However, this medicine should be used cautiously as it tends to increase blood glucose levels. It is important to consult your doctor before using this medicine and inform about the diabetic condition.
Q: What are the foods to be avoided during acidity or when ulcers are present?
A: Deep-fried foods, spicy and chilly foods, processed foods, foods with a high amount of salt, coffee or caffeinated beverages, and acidic fruits like citrus fruits should be avoided during acidity or ulcers.
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Last Updated on: 06 Sep 2020 | 05:32 AM (IST)
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