Carafil O Syrup

Prescription Required

Introduction

Carafil O Syrup is used in the treatment of ulcers in the stomach and intestine. It promotes the healing of ulcers by forming a coating over them which acts as a physical barrier.

Carafil O Syrup is taken one hour before meals preferably at bedtime in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen.

The most common side effect of this medicine is constipation. Take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine to prevent this. Dizziness and sleepiness may occasionally occur, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Before taking Carafil O Syrup inform the doctor if you are suffering from any liver or kidney disease. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Do not take antacids within two hours of taking this medicine.

Uses of Carafil O Syrup

Benefits of Carafil O Syrup

In Intestinal ulcers

Intestinal ulcers are painful sores that develop in the inner lining of the intestine. Carafil O Syrup is used to treat intestinal ulcers. Carafil O Syrup works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach makes, preventing further damage to the ulcer, and heals naturally. Carafil O Syrup also reduces pain and bleeding associated with intestinal ulcers. You may be given other medicines along with this medicine depending on what caused the ulcer. You need to keep taking Carafil O Syrup as prescribed by the doctor for it to be effective, even if the symptoms seem to disappear.

In Stomach ulcers

Stomach ulcers are painful sores that develop in the inner lining of the stomach. Carafil O Syrup is used to treat stomach ulcers. Carafil O Syrup covers the damaged ulcer tissue in the stomach and protects it against stomach acid or further injury. This helps ulcers heal more quickly. $also gives relief from pain and discomfort in the stomach associated with stomach ulcers. You need to keep taking the medicine as it is prescribed for it to be effective, even if the symptoms seem to disappear.

Side effects of Carafil O Syrup

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Carafil O

  • Constipation

How to use Carafil O Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Carafil O Syrup is to be taken empty stomach.

How Carafil O Syrup works

Carafil O Syrup forms a coating over the ulcer or any other raw surface. This creates a physical barrier that protects the ulcer/raw surface from the gastric acid or any other injury, allowing it to heal.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Carafil O Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Carafil O Syrup is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Carafil O Syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Carafil O Syrup may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Carafil O Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Carafil O Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Carafil O Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Carafil O Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Carafil O Syrup, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Carafil O Syrup aids in healing of ulcers in the stomach and intestine.
  • Take it on an empty stomach, preferably 1 hour before a meal.
  • Do not take antacids 30 minutes before or after taking this medication.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Carafil O Syrup can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It may take 4-6 weeks or more for the ulcers to heal completely. Do not stop taking the medicine until your doctor tells you to.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a kidney disorder.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Disaccharide Sulfates
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
Anti-Ulcerants

Interaction with drugs

Taking Carafil O with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis, Kamestin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ledermycin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Bindox
SERIOUS

Patient concerns

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Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
It can be vitamin deficiency, lichen planus, traumatic ulcer. Consult a ENT specialist to check throat
Heartburn Mental disorder Depression Frequent persistent heartburn Gastroesophageal reflux disease Irritable bowel syndrome Indigestion Back flow of acid from stomach Difficulty in swallowing Inflammation of esophagus Excess acid secretion by stomach Intestinal or stomach ulcers
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
You need to be examined in clinic to reach a diagnosis and then appropriate medicine can be prescribed
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FAQs

Q. Is Carafil O Syrup an antibiotic/sulfa drug/pain-killer/PPI?

Carafil O Syrup is not an antibiotic/sulfa drug/ PPI (proton-pump inhibitor) or a pain-killer. It is an ulcer protective medicine

Q. Is Carafil O Syrup available or sold over the counter?

No. Carafil O Syrup is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter

Q. Is Carafil O Syrup gluten free?

Yes. Carafil O Syrup is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q. Is Carafil O Syrup safe?

Yes. Carafil O Syrup is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q. Can I take Carafil O Syrup with Prilosec/Nexium/ Tylenol/Zantac/ibuprofen/Pepto?

Yes. Carafil O Syrup can be taken with Prilosec/Nexium/ Tylenol/Zantac/ibuprofen and Pepto if prescribed by your doctor

Q. Does Carafil O Syrup cause headaches/weight gain/insomnia/ heartburn?

Carafil O Syrup does not cause headaches/weight gain/insomnia or heartburn. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q. Is Carafil O Syrup a narcotic drug?

No. Carafil O Syrup is not a narcotic drug.

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References

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