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Sparacid DS Suspension


Overview

Introduction

Sparacid DS 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.

Sparacid DS 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 Sparacid Suspension

Side effects of Sparacid Suspension

Common
  • Constipation

How to use Sparacid 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. Sparacid DS Suspension is to be taken empty stomach.

How Sparacid Suspension works

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

What if you forget to take Sparacid Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Sparacid DS 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Sparacid DS 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 Sparacid DS 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Sparacid 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
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis, Kamestin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ledermycin
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Brand(s): Bindox
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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I have acidity all the time and I get mouth ulcers regularly even if I eat low spices and oily food
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
https://www.1mgayush.com/otc/himcocid-suspension-otc168003
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
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FAQs

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

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

Q. Is Sparacid available or sold over the counter?

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

Q. Is Sparacid gluten free?

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

Q. Is Sparacid safe?

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

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

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

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

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

Q. Is Sparacid a narcotic drug?

No. Sparacid is not a narcotic drug.

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References
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Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., 8-2-337, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, INDIA
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