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Lafaxid 10 Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Lafaxid 10 Tablet is an antacid. It reduces the amount of acid produced by your stomach. It is used to treat and prevent heartburn, indigestion and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach. It is also used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers, reflux disease and some other rare conditions.

Lafaxid 10 Tablet is also commonly prescribed to prevent stomach ulcers or heartburn caused due to the use of painkillers. It must be swallowed whole with water before or after a meal. The medicine must be taken in dose and duration as advised by the doctor. This medicine should relieve indigestion and heartburn within a few hours. If the symptoms persist or get worse even after 14 days of treatment, you should consult your doctor immediately. It is not recommended to take this medicine in severe stomach disease. You can help the medicine work better by eating smaller meals more often and avoiding spicy or oily foods.

Most people who take it do not have any side effects but the most common side effects include fatigue, drowsiness, headache, increased liver enzymes, constipation, increased uric acid level in the blood, diarrhea, muscle pain, and protein in the urine. If you do get a side effect, These side effects are usually mild and go away when you stop taking this medicine or as you adjust to it. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Also, tell your doctor if you are taking other medications. This medicine is usually considered safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding if it has been prescribed by a doctor. Avoid drinking alcohol as this can increase the amount of acid in your stomach and make your symptoms worse.

Uses of Lafaxid Tablet

Benefits of Lafaxid Tablet

In Heartburn

Heartburn is a burning feeling in your chest caused by stomach acids travelling back up towards your throat and mouth (acid reflux). It happens because a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much and allows stomach contents and acid to come back up into your esophagus and mouth. This can be a symptom of indigestion (dyspepsia). Lafaxid 10 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called histamine 2 antagonists. It works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and indigestion.

You should take it exactly as it is prescribed or as it says on the label for it to be effective. Some simple lifestyle changes can help stop or reduce heartburn. Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them; eat smaller more frequent meals; try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax. Do not eat within 3–4 hours of going to bed.

In Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic condition which is like having heartburn consistently rather than just occasionally. It happens because a muscle above your stomach relaxes too much and allows stomach contents to come back up into your esophagus and mouth. Lafaxid 10 Tablet reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes and relieves the pain associated with heartburn and acid reflux. You should take it exactly as it is prescribed for it to be effective.

Some simple lifestyle changes can help stop or reduce heartburn. Think about what foods trigger heartburn and try to avoid them; eat smaller, more frequent meals; try to lose weight if you are overweight and try to find ways to relax. Do not eat within 3 to 4 hours of going to bed.

In Peptic ulcer disease

Stomach ulcers are usually caused by using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or by bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. They both break down the stomach’s defense against the acid it produces to digest food. This damages the stomach and allows an ulcer to form. Lafaxid 10 Tablet may be used to treat these ulcers. It reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes which prevents further damage to the ulcer as it heals naturally. You may be given other medicines depending on what caused the ulcer. You need to keep taking the medicine as it is prescribed for it to be effective, even if the symptoms seem to disappear. It may also be prescribed to prevent stomach ulcers from forming by reducing the amount of acid.

Side effects of Lafaxid Tablet

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 Lafaxid

  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Constipation
  • Increased uric acid level in blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle pain
  • Protein in urine

How to use Lafaxid Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lafaxid 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lafaxid Tablet works

Lafaxid 10 Tablet is a histamine H2 receptor antagonist. It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lafaxid 10 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Lafaxid 10 Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Lafaxid 10 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Lafaxid 10 Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Lafaxid 10 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Lafaxid 10 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Lafaxid Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lafaxid 10 Tablet, 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

  • Take Lafaxid 10 Tablet before going to bed if you are taking this medicine once a day. It is very effective in controlling stomach acid that is released when you are asleep.
  • If you are also taking other medications to treat acidity (e.g., antacid), take them 2 hours before or after taking Lafaxid 10 Tablet.
  • Avoid taking soft drinks, citrus fruits like orange and lemon, which can irritate the stomach and increase acid secretion.
  • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking Lafaxid 10 Tablet for 2 weeks as you may be suffering from some other problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease as dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Alkyl Aryl Ethers
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lafaxid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Evirenz, Estiva, Efamat
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Nevimune, Nevipan, Nevir
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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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
Having problem of acid reflux disease with throat infection and pain in right side of abdomen
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
take avipattikar churan 1 spoon twice before meal, for throat infection do gargles with lyuke warm water and mixing tankan bhasma a littlein it,,
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Q. Can I take Lafaxid 10 Tablet on an empty stomach?

Lafaxid 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food. It can be taken once daily before bedtime or twice daily in the morning and before bedtime, as recommended.

Q. How long does it take for Lafaxid 10 Tablet to start working?

If you take Lafaxid 10 Tablet orally, the effect usually begins within one hour. The maximum effect is generally reached within one to three hours of taking it. However, it depends upon the dose. The action of the medicine lasts for about 10 to 12 hours.

Q. What is the difference between Lafaxid 10 Tablet and Omeprazole?

Lafaxid 10 Tablet and Omeprazole belong to different group of medicines. While Lafaxid 10 Tablet belongs to histamine H2 antagonists group, Omeprazole belongs to proton pump inhibitors group. Both these medicines work by reducing the amount of acid made by the stomach to relieve the symptoms and allow healing.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Lafaxid 10 Tablet?

Alcohol does not interfere with the working of Lafaxid 10 Tablet. But, you should avoid taking alcohol as it will further damage the stomach, delaying your recovery.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Lafaxid 10 Tablet?

Lafaxid 10 Tablet may have some serious side effects but these are rare. These side effects may include hives, skin rash, itching, hoarseness and difficulty in breathing or swallowing. Another serious symptom may be swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs. Inform your doctor in case you notice any of the mentioned symptoms.

Q. What are the dos and don’ts while taking Lafaxid 10 Tablet?

Avoid taking aspirin and other painkillers used to treat arthritis, period pain or headache. These medicines may irritate the stomach and make your condition worse. Contact your doctor who may suggest other medicines. Avoid coffee, tea, cocoa and cola drinks because these contain ingredients that may irritate your stomach. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Eat slowly and chew your food carefully. Try not to rush at meal times. You should stop or cut down on smoking.

Q. Is Lafaxid 10 Tablet safe for long-term use?

There is limited data available on whether Lafaxid 10 Tablet can be used for a long term or not, but it is a relatively safe medicine. You should take it for the duration advised by your doctor. Do not take over-the-counter Lafaxid 10 Tablet for longer than 2 weeks unless advised by your doctor.

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References

  1. Wallace JL, Sharkey KA. Pharmacotherapy of Gastric Acidity, Peptic Ulcers, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman's: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; 2011. [Accessed 24 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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