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food interaction for SUFRATE

alcohol interaction for SUFRATE

pregnancy interaction for SUFRATE

lactation interaction for SUFRATE

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Sucralfate(7% w/w)


Sucralfate is used to treat stomach ulcers, bowel ulcers and inflammation of the stomach.

How it works

Sucralfate belongs to a category of drugs called as ulcer-healing medications. It works by forming a protective lining over the ulcer and protects it from acid, bile salts and enzymes.

Common side effects

Nausea, Dry mouth, Indigestion, Constipation, Rash
Dimethicone(20% w/w)


Dimethicone or dimeticone is used to treat dry, itchy skin or minor skin irritations, to relieve stomach pain, bloating and indigestion, hiccups, and infection of the scalp hair by the head louse.

How it works

Dimethicone belongs to class of medications called surface active substances. Dimethicone works by helping to release trapped wind by acting on inner lining of intestine; helps dry and itching skin by moisturizing the skin and kills the lice by affecting its physiological activity or by disrupting bodily water balance of lice.

Common side effects

Flakes on scalp, Irritation around eyes, Itchy scalp, Rash, Headache, Skin irritation, Shortness of breath, Skin redness, Stomach upset, Hair loss, Diarrhoea
Zinc Oxide(7.5% w/w)


Dandruff, dermatologicals, eczema, skin diseases.

How it works

Zinc oxide has astringent, soothing and protective properties and is used in topical preparations for eczema, slight excoriations, wounds and haemorrhoids. It also reflects ultraviolet radiation and can be used as a physical sunscreen.

Common side effects

Rash, Swelling of mouth, Shortness of breath, Urticaria
Calamine(1.5% w/w)


Soothing and protective agent. Sunburn, insect bite, urticaria and contact dermatitis.

How it works

Calamine has mild astringent and antipruritic actions. Calamine is an anti-itch medication that works by causing a cooling sensation as it evaporates on your skin.

Common side effects

Rash, Chest tightness, Shortness of breath, Gastritis, Hypersensitivity reaction, Itching, Mouth swelling, Urticaria, Vomiting
Cetrimide(1.129% w/w)


Cetrimide protects and heals infection of cuts, grazes, insect bite, minor burns and wounds.

How it works

Cetrimide is a disinfectant that can prevent infection by both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms, as it is bactericidal in nature.

Common side effects

Rash, Skin irritation, Itching, Skin redness


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Expert advice for SUFRATE

  • Do not take the medicine If you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • Take sucralfate on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
  • Avoid taking any other medications within 2 hours before or after you take sucralfate.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this medicine as it may make you feel dizzy.

Frequently asked questions for SUFRATE


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.


Q. Does dimethicone kill lice, pubic lice, nits and scabies?
Dimethicone may kills lice, pubic lice and scabies. Dimethicone does not kill nits. 
Q. Is dimethicone safe?
Dimethicone is safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor.
Q. Is dimethicone safe for natural hair or does it dry out hair? 
Dimethicone is safe and does not dry out natural hair, if used as recommended. However, it may occasionally cause hair loss. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor
Q. Is dimethicone good for skin?
Dimethicone is not toxic for skin.

Q. Is dimethicone toxic?
Dimethicone is not toxic.

Q. Does dimethicone cause acne, cancer?
 and does not cause cancer. It may cause acne after very long term use.
Q. Is dimethicone the same as silicone?
Dimethicone belongs to group of compound known as silicone.
Q. Does dimethicone cause milia?
Dimethicone may cause milia.


Q. Is cetrimide a preservative?
Cetrimide is a quaternary ammonium preservative used to limit bacterial growth.
Q. Is cetrimide toxic?
Cetrimide is toxic to bacteria. Local application is non-toxic to humans. However, overdose or accidental oral intake may cause gastrointestinal irritation.
Q. Is cetrimide agar selective?
Cetrimide agar is a type of agar which allows selective isolation of pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Q. What is cetrimide cream/ solution?
Cetrimide cream is a cream for topical application for prevention of infection of cuts, grazes, insect bite, minor burns, wounds and scalds).
Q. How does cetrimide kill bacteria?
Cetrimide is a quaternary ammonium disinfectant having bactericidal activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms.


Content on this page was last updated on 04 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)