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Torpan Sugar Free Oral Gel


Overview

Introduction

Torpan Sugar Free Oral Gel 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.

Torpan Sugar Free Oral Gel 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 Torpan Suspension

Side effects of Torpan 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 Torpan

  • Constipation

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 use Torpan 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. Torpan Sugar Free Oral Gel is to be taken empty stomach.

How Torpan Suspension works

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

What if you forget to take Torpan Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Torpan Sugar Free Oral Gel, 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.
Torpan Sugar Free Oral Gel
₹0.7/ml of Suspension
Macralfate Suspension
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹0.71/ml of Suspension
2% costlier
Sucramal Suspension
Menarini India Pvt Ltd
₹0.71/ml of Suspension
2% costlier
Pepsigard Gel
SAF Fermion Ltd
₹0.74/ml of Suspension
6% costlier
Sparacid DS Suspension
Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
₹0.77/ml of Suspension
10% costlier
Ancool SF Suspension
Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
₹0.87/ml of Suspension
25% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Torpan Sugar Free Oral Gel 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 Torpan Sugar Free Oral Gel 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 Torpan with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Mouth ulcers with chewing toboco
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
kenacort .1 percent oral gel for application twice daily over ulcers . Tab folvite 5 mg once daily for 1 month
Sir I have oral ulcers on palate .I m taking Vit B complex capsules but not relived by it also applying lignocaine gel to ulcers but ulcers not healing please help me sir tell me treatment
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
R u diabetic visit ent specialist as type of ulcer and reason for its not healing can be only be made after examination
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FAQs

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

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

Q. Is Torpan available or sold over the counter?

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

Q. Is Torpan gluten free?

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

Q. Is Torpan safe?

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

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

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

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

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

Q. Is Torpan a narcotic drug?

No. Torpan is not a narcotic drug.

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References

  1. Wallace JL, Sharkey KA. Pharmacotherapy of Gastric Acidity, Peptic Ulcers, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. p. 1315.
  2. McQuaid KR. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Diseases. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. pp. 1075-76.
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