Lafumac Plus 20mg Capsule

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Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Composition for Lafumac Plus 20mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

Acidity, Heartburn, Intestinal ulcers
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Lafumac Plus Capsule

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Uses of Lafumac Plus Capsule

Lafumac Plus 20mg Capsule is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
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Side effects of Lafumac Plus Capsule

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Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Flatulence, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Lafumac Plus Capsule

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. Lafumac Plus 20mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lafumac Plus Capsule works

Lafumac plus 20mg capsule is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

In Depth Information on Lafumac Plus Capsule

Expert advice for Lafumac Plus Capsule

  • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking it for 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problem that needs attention.
  • Lafumac plus can decrease magnesium levels in blood. Get your magnesium levels checked regularly. You may need a magnesium supplement or need to discontinue your medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from osteoporosis as Lafumac plus can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
  • Lafumac plus is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • It may take a few days to show its effect. You can take an antacid for a quick relief during this time unless your doctor has asked you not to use them.
  • Once you start feeling better, do not stop taking your medicine. Take it for the duration as advised by your doctor
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Warnings
Special precautions for Lafumac Plus 20mg Capsule
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and ca
use acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lafumac Plus 20mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Lafumac Plus 20mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during la
ctation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Lafumac Plus 20mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, t
ired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Lafumac Plus 20mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with ki
dney disease. No dose adjustment of Lafumac Plus 20mg Capsule is recommended.
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Liver
Lafumac Plus 20mg Capsule should be used with caution in pat
ients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lafumac Plus 20mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Danavir 600mg Tablet, Ritomune 100mg Capsule, Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Azibey 200mg Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Rabeprazole, 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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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lafumac Plus 20mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Rabeprazole

No, Lafumac plus is not an over the counter product, it is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Lafumac plus is not an antacid. It belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach while antacids only neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.
Yes, long term use of Lafumac plus can cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones). It decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency and increases the risk of bone fractures of hip, wrist or spine. Inform your doctor if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids (these can increase the risk of osteoporosis) before starting your therapy. Take enough calcium and vitamin D to reduce the risk.
Lafumac plus can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide, magnesium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate. Lafumac plus takes a few days to show its effect, so antacids can be taken during that time for relief of acidity and heartburn. However, antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking Lafumac plus as antacids can increase the pH of the stomach and decrease the action of Lafumac plus which requires a lower pH for its action.
No, Lafumac plus has no addictive potential. It shows no withdrawal symptoms when you stop using this medicine.
Yes, Lafumac plus is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor. However, there are some very common side effects that you can experience at effective doses like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
No, hair loss has not been reported as a side effect of Lafumac plus. Talk to your doctor in case there is excessive hair fall as it could be due to some underlying problem that needs attention.
Flatulence (gas) has been reported as a common side effect of Lafumac plus. Although it would be mild to moderate in nature and transient.
Tinnitus (ringing sensation in the ears) has not been seen as a side effect with the use of Lafumac plus. Talk to your doctor in case you have this problem as it could be due to some underlying condition that needs attention.
Weight gain has been reported as a rare side effect of Lafumac plus. Weight gain can add to your problem of acidity and heartburn. So, you must try to do some exercise and make healthy changes in your diet to control your weight.
Yes, like any other medicine, Lafumac plus also expires. Always check the expiry date on the pack of the medicine before using it.
Constipation is a common side effect seen in patients using Lafumac plus. Making healthy lifestyle changes like doing yoga, taking high fiber diet and plenty of fluids will prevent constipation.
Lafumac plus is not reported to cause high blood pressure. In case you experience high blood pressure, talk to your doctor as it may need attention. Common side effects seen with Lafumac plus includes nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Headache is reported as one of the common side effects of Lafumac plus. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an intolerable headache for a prolonged duration while taking Lafumac plus.
Q. Can I take Lafumac plus with ranitidine?
Yes, Lafumac plus can be taken with ranitidine. As Lafumac plus show its effect after some days, Ranitidine can be taken for immediate relief. No drug-drug interactions or change in side effect profile has been reported when they are used together compared to either drug alone.
Q. Can I take Lafumac plus with ibuprofen?
Lafumac plus can be taken with ibuprofen. Lafumac plus is used to prevent painkiller (NSAIDs) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Lafumac plus with paracetamol?
Lafumac plus can be taken with paracetamol. Lafumac plus is used to prevent painkiller (NSAIDs) induced stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. How is Lafumac plus metabolized?
Lafumac plus is metabolized in the liver mainly by microsomal CYP450 enzymes (CYP2C19 and CYP3A4). Patients with poor CYP2C19 enzymatic activity will have higher levels of Lafumac plus for a long time and a better suppression of stomach acid.
No, Lafumac plus is not meant for throat infections. However, it may be given along with antibiotics and other drugs to protect the stomach from excessive acid secretion.
Q. Why is Lafumac plus used with cinitapride for some conditions?
Cinitapride increases the movement of the gut and is useful in the treatment of conditions like heartburn, dyspepsia and is also useful in the treatment of reflux esophagitis. It has much better efficacy when it is used with Lafumac plus.
Lafumac plus does not have any role in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. However, it can be given if there is associated dyspepsia or increased stomach acid secretion. Talk to your doctor before taking any treatment for ulcerative colitis.
Yes, Lafumac plus is effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis. It is a disease in which stomach acid or bile irritates and inflames the lining of the food pipe. Lafumac plus decreases the production of acid in the stomach and can help in healing the inflamed and eroded esophagus.The efficacy is better when it is given in combination with a prokinetic agent like domperidone.
No, Lafumac plus is not used for the treatment of weight loss. It is a proton pump inhibitor and is used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
A hiatus hernia is the bulging of the stomach into the chest through an esophageal opening in the diaphragm which is larger than the normal size. A hiatus hernia is associated with acidity and heartburn. Lafumac plus does not play any role in treating hiatus hernia, however, it can help in relieving the symptoms of acidity, heartburn and acid reflux.
Q. Is Lafumac plus better than omeprazole?
Lafumac plus and omeprazole belong to the same class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and work in the same way to decrease acid production in the stomach. However, few clinical studies have shown that Lafumac plus provides better relief of the symptoms including the daytime pain of duodenal ulcers. The difference in response may also vary in different patients.
Q. Is Lafumac plus better than pantoprazole?
Lafumac plus and pantoprazole belong to the same class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and work in the same way to decrease acid production in the stomach. However, few clinical studies have shown that Lafumac plus is more effective in decreasing acid secretion compared to pantoprazole. The difference in response may also vary in different patients.
Yes, vitamin D can be taken with Lafumac plus. Vitamin D is generally advised to be taken as a supplement with Lafumac plus as its long-term use decreases the absorption of calcium and cause calcium deficiency. This can lead to osteoporosis (thinning of bones) and increase the risk of bone fractures like hip, wrist and spine fractures.
Q. How is Lafumac plus different from esomeprazole?
Lafumac plus and esomeprazole both belong to the same class of drugs and are used in disease conditions with excess acid production like heartburn, acidity, stomach ulcers and intestinal ulcers. Both decrease acid production in the stomach and are seen to be almost equally effective and safe in many clinical research studies. However, the response may vary from patient to patient and depend on the dose.
Lafumac plus is used along with antibiotics for the treatment of H.Pylori infection. It works by decreasing stomach acid volume and decreasing breakdown and washout of antibiotics leading to an increased antibiotic concentration and tissue penetration. It also helps in the symptomatic relief by decreasing associated acidity, reflux, and heartburn.
Q. How is Lafumac plus different from ranitidine?
Both Lafumac plus and ranitidine lower the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Lafumac plus is seen to be more effective in resolving heartburn in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It rapidly heals stomach and duodenal ulcers and also prevents ulcers formation in patients who use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, the effect of these medicines may vary from patient to patient.
Q. Can I take Lafumac plus with domperidone?
Lafumac plus can be safely taken with domperidone as no harmful effects have been reported clinically. A fixed-dose combination of these two medicines is also available. Domperidone increases gut motility and Rabeprazole decreases the acid production in the stomach. So, this combination is very effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis associated with acidity, heartburn, intestinal and stomach ulcers.
Long-term use of Lafumac plus can lower magnesium levels in patients taking multiple daily doses for a year or longer (at least 3 months). Get your magnesium levels checked at regular intervals. Tell your doctor if you experience seizures, dizziness, abnormal or fast heartbeat, jitteriness, jerking movements or shaking (tremors), muscle weakness, spasms of the hands and feet, cramps, muscle aches or spasm of the voice box.
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