Medicine Overview of Elfate Suspension
Elfate Suspension is used in the treatment of intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers
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. Elfate Suspension is to be taken empty stomach.
Elfate Suspension 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.
In Depth Information on Elfate Suspension
- Do not take the Elfate Suspension at least 2 hours before or after taking other medicines. It may interact with these other medicines
- Take Elfate Suspension on an empty stomach, preferably 1 hour before a meal.
- Avoid taking antacids, before or after 30 minutes of taking a dose of Elfate Suspension.
- Notify your doctor if you have a kidney disorder, as it may put you at a greater risk of developing aluminum overload.
- Notify your doctor, if you are or planning to become pregnant.
Elfate Suspension related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Elfate Suspension is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Elfate Suspension is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Elfate Suspension may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Elfate Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Elfate Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Elfate Suspension in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Elfate Suspension, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Elfate Suspension
Elfate is not an antibiotic/sulfa drug/ PPI (proton-pump inhibitor) or a pain-killer. It is an ulcer protective medicine
No. Elfate is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter
Yes. Elfate is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Yes. Elfate is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Yes. Elfate can be taken with Prilosec/Nexium/ Tylenol/Zantac/ibuprofen and Pepto if prescribed by your doctor
Elfate does not cause headaches/weight gain/insomnia or heartburn. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
No. Elfate is not a narcotic drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Elfate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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