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Pepsigard T Rectal Cream


Overview

Introduction of Sucralfate

Pepsigard T Rectal Cream is a combination medicine used in the treatment of piles. It helps in relieving pain and quick healing of the piles. It also keeps the passage moist for easy passage of stool.

Pepsigard T Rectal Cream should be taken by mouth one hour before the meal. Take this medicine in dose and duration as advised by your doctor and never stop this medicine without consulting doctor. However, before taking this medicine it is better to inform doctor if you are suffering from any liver or kidney disease as dose of your medicine needs to be adjusted. It is better to not take this medicine along with an antacid, you may try to take it two hours before or after taking this medicine.

It is an effective medicine with very little or no side effects but it may cause constipation, so it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine. Dizziness and sleepiness may also occur, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Introduction of Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine

Pepsigard T Rectal Cream is a combination medicine used in the treatment of piles. It helps in relieving pain and quick healing of the piles. It also keeps the passage moist for easy passage of stool.

Side effects of Sucralfate

Common
  • Constipation

Side effects of Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine

Common
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Drowsiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Loss of appetite
    It is important to eat, even if you do not feel like it. You might try switching to smaller meals and frequent snacks. Try eating healthy and nutritious snacks that are high in calories and protein, such as dried fruit and nuts. It is important to drink even if you cannot eat. But, do not fill your stomach with liquid before eating. Eat when you are most hungry. Exercise such as a short walk may also increase your appetite. Talk to your doctor about possible medication or supplements if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How Sucralfate works

Pepsigard T Rectal Cream 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.

How Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine works

Pepsigard T Rectal Cream works by blocking pain signals from the peripheral nerves to brain which decreases the sensation of pain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Pepsigard T Rectal Cream during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Pepsigard T Rectal Cream during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
CAUTION
Pepsigard T Rectal Cream should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pepsigard T Rectal Cream may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Pepsigard T Rectal Cream in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Pepsigard T Rectal Cream
₹3.08/gm of Rectal Cream
Proctogard T Cream
SAF Fermion Ltd
₹4.16/gm of Rectal Cream
35% costlier

Quick Tips

Sucralfate

  • Sucralfate 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 Sucralfate 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.

Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine

  • Avoid continuous use for long durations.
  • Swallow the whole tablet, do not crush or chew, as doing this may cause numbing of the mouth.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any kidney disorder, inflammation of a part of the intestine (appendicitis) or decreased levels of potassium in the blood.If you are elderly patient, you may prescribed lower doses and will be recommended medical supervision.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to oxetacaine or any of its ingredients.

Patient Concerns

Patient Concerns

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Dr prescribed my 6 year child pepsigard-p 5 ml before meal. But her mother give him 5ml before meal and 5ml after meal at a time is it harmful for him?
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
Please share contents of pepsigard
T/t for cholethiasis suffering from 30nyrs 20mm calculi
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Surgery is the only treatment
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FAQs

Sucralfate

Q. Is Sucralfate an antibiotic/sulfa drug/pain-killer/PPI?

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

Q. Is Sucralfate available or sold over the counter?

No. Sucralfate is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter

Q. Is Sucralfate gluten free?

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

Q. Is Sucralfate safe?

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

Q. Can I take Sucralfate with Prilosec/Nexium/ Tylenol/Zantac/ibuprofen/Pepto?

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

Q. Does Sucralfate cause headaches/weight gain/insomnia/ heartburn?

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

Q. Is Sucralfate a narcotic drug?

No. Sucralfate is not a narcotic drug.
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