Ralfate Suspension

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

Introduction

Ralfate Suspension is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of ulcers in the stomach and intestine. It forms a coating over ulcers and creates a physical barrier thereby promotes healing of ulcer.

Ralfate Suspension is taken one hour before meals preferably at bedtime in a dose and duration as 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. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects of this medicine are constipation, so it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine to avoid side effects. 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.

Before taking this medicine it is better to inform the doctor if you are suffering from any liver or kidney disease as a 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.

Uses of Ralfate Suspension

Benefits of Ralfate Suspension

In Intestinal ulcers

Intestinal ulcers are painful sores that develop in the inner lining of the intestine. Ralfate Suspension is used to treat intestinal ulcers. Ralfate Suspension works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach makes which prevents further damage to the ulcer and heals naturally. Ralfate Suspension 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 Ralfate Suspension 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. Ralfate Suspension is used to treat stomach ulcers. Ralfate Suspension 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 Ralfate Suspension

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 Ralfate

  • Constipation

How to use Ralfate Suspension

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. Ralfate Suspension is to be taken empty stomach.

How Ralfate Suspension works

Ralfate 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Ralfate Suspension. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ralfate Suspension 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ralfate Suspension 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
Ralfate Suspension may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ralfate Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ralfate Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Ralfate Suspension in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ralfate Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Ralfate 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Ralfate Suspension 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 Ralfate Suspension 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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ralfate 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
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Brand(s): Ledermycin
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Brand(s): Bindox
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Patient Concerns

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Mouth ulcers Mouth ulcers
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 Ralfate Suspension an antibiotic/sulfa drug/pain-killer/PPI?

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

Q. Is Ralfate Suspension available or sold over the counter?

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

Q. Is Ralfate Suspension gluten free?

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

Q. Is Ralfate Suspension safe?

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

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

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

Q. Does Ralfate Suspension cause headaches/weight gain/insomnia/ heartburn?

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

Q. Is Ralfate Suspension a narcotic drug?

No. Ralfate Suspension is not a narcotic drug.

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References

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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: May, 2021

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