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Composition FOR SUCRAFIL DS

Sucralfate(500 mg),Domperidone(10 mg),Simethicone(25 mg)

food interaction for SUCRAFIL DS

alcohol interaction for SUCRAFIL DS

pregnancy interaction for SUCRAFIL DS

lactation interaction for SUCRAFIL DS

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Sucrafil ds suspension with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sucrafil ds suspension 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR SUCRAFIL DS

Sucralfate(500 mg)

Uses

Sucralfate is used in the treatment of intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers

How it works

Sucralfate 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.

Common side effects

Constipation
Domperidone(10 mg)

Uses

Domperidone is used in the treatment of nausea, vomiting and heartburn

How it works

Domperidone indirectly stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger that can increase the motility of the intestine.

Common side effects

Dry mouth
Simethicone(25 mg)

Uses

Simethicone is used in the treatment of bloating and abdominal pain

How it works

Simethicone disintegrates the gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Common side effects

Coating on tongue

SUBSTITUTES FOR SUCRAFIL DS

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Expert advice FOR SUCRAFIL DS

  • Do not take the Sucralfate at least 2 hours before or after taking other medicines. It may interact with these other medicines
  • Take Sucralfate on an empty stomach, preferably 1 hour before a meal.
  • Avoid taking antacids, before or after 30 minutes of taking a dose of Sucralfate.
  • Notify your doctor if you have a kidney disorder, as it may put you at a greater risk of developing aluminum overload.
  • Notify your doctor, if you are or planning to become pregnant.

Frequently asked questions FOR SUCRAFIL DS

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

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

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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

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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

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Is sucralfate a narcotic drug?
No. Sucralfate is not a narcotic drug.

Domperidone

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What is Domperidone used for?
Domperidone is used for the treatment of nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting as and when recommended by your doctor.

Q.

Is domperidone an over the counter drug?
Domperidone is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine and it is not advisable to take it without a prescription.

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Does domperidone cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported with the use of domperidone. If you notice any abnormal weight gain while using domperidone, please talk to your doctor.

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Does domperidone raise the blood pressure?
The increase in blood pressure is generally not seen with the use of domperidone. But if you experience an increase in blood pressure while using domperidone, please consult your doctor.


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Can I take domperidone for morning sickness?
Domperidone is not indicated or recommended for treating morning sickness. Please consult your doctor if you plan to take any medicine for treating morning sickness.

Q.

How long can I take domperidone for breastfeeding?
Domperidone is not recommended or indicated for breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.

Q.

Can I take domperidone with antibiotics?
The use of domperidone with antibiotics like erythromycin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, spiramycin, and some antifungals is not recommended. Please consult your doctor before using any antibiotics with domperidone.

Q.

Can I take domperidone with lansoprazole?
Yes, domperidone can be taken with lansoprazole as no drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen when they are taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

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Can I take domperidone with doxycycline?
Yes, domperidone can be taken with doxycycline. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking domperidone with doxycycline.

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Can I take domperidone with omeprazole?
Yes, domperidone can be taken with omeprazole. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

Q.

Can I take domperidone with citalopram?
The use of domperidone with citalopram is not recommended as it may increase the underlying heart problems like prolonged QTc interval. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Can I take domperidone with amitriptyline?
Yes, domperidone can be taken with amitriptyline. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking domperidone with amitriptyline.

Q.

Can I take domperidone with amoxicillin?
Yes, domperidone can be taken with amoxicillin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking domperidone with amoxicillin.

Q.

Can I take domperidone with paracetamol?
Yes, domperidone can be taken with paracetamol. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor.

Q.

Can I take domperidone without food?
It is recommended to take domperidone tablets 15 - 30 minutes before meals.

Q.

Can I take domperidone with tramadol?
Yes, domperidone can be taken with tramadol as no drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking domperidone with tramadol.

Q.

Is domperidone safe in pregnancy?
There is limited data on the use of domperidone in pregnant women. Therefore, domperidone should only be used during pregnancy when justified and recommended by the doctor.

Q.

Is domperidone safe?
Yes. Domperidone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the physician/ doctor.

Q.

Is domperidone safe for babies?
Yes, domperidone is safe for use babies if used at prescribed doses and duration as advised by your doctor. Please consult your doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q.

Is domperidone used for motion sickness?
Domperidone is indicated for use in motion sickness. Please consult your doctor before using domperidone for motion sickness as it must be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

Q.

Is domperidone an antibiotic?
No, domperidone is not an antibiotic. Domperidone is an anti-emetic which is used to treat nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick).

Q.

Does domperidone cause drowsiness?
Drowsiness has been reported as one of the rare side effects with domperidone. Please talk to your doctor if you experience excessive drowsiness while taking domperidone.

Q.

Does domperidone increase milk secretion?
Yes, domperidone can increase milk secretion also known as galactorrhea. This is an uncommon side effect of domperidone. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing this side effect while taking this medicine.

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Does domperidone cause bloating (gas)?
Domperidone can cause some uncommon gastrointestinal side effects like regurgitation, appetite disorder, and heartburn, diarrhoea. However, bloating (gas) has not been reported as a side effect with domperidone.

Q.

Does domperidone cause hair loss?
Domperidone has not been reported to cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor in case you experience excessive hair loss while taking domperidone.

Q.

Does domperidone help constipation?
Domperidone is not indicated to treat constipation. Please talk to your doctor regarding its use.

Q.

Does domperidone cause heart problems?
Domperidone may be associated with an increased risk of heartbeat problem and heart attack. This risk may be more likely in those over 60 years old or taking higher doses. The risk also increases when domperidone is given together with other medicines. Please share your medical history with your doctor if you are prescribed domperidone.

Q.

Does domperidone cause constipation?
Yes, domperidone has been seen to cause constipation as a side effect.Consult your doctor if you experience excessive constipation while using domperidone.

Q.

Does domperidone help with bloating (gas)?
Domperidone is an anti-emetic which is used to treat nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick). It is not indicated to manage bloating (gas). Please consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Simethicone

Q.

Is simethicone antacid?
No. Simethicone is not an antacid. But it is used in preparations which are used as antacid

Q.

Does it contain aspirin?
It does not contain aspirin

Q.

Is simethicone available over the counter?
Yes. Simethicone is sold over the counter without a prescription

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Is simethicone gluten free?
Yes. Simethicone is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

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Is simethicone safe?
Yes. Simethicone is relatively safe

Q.

Is it safe for babies?
Safe for infants and babies, if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q.

Is it safe to take simethicone daily?
It is advisable to take simethicone only as per the instructions of the doctor

Q.

Is simethicone good for gas?
Yes. Simethicone is effective in the treatment of gas

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Does it have any side effects?
It does not have any known serious side-effects

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Can I take simethicone with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol, or Depakote?
Yes. Simethicone can be taken with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or Depakote (divalproate sodium), if prescribed by your doctor

Q.

Does simethicone cause nausea or constipation?
Simethicone is not known to cause nausea or constipation. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

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Is simethicone effective against acid reflux?
Simethicone is effective in controlling acid reflux if combined with an antacid.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)