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Lafutidine

Information

Uses

Lafutidine is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

How it works

Lafutidine lowers the acid production in the stomach.

Common side effects

Fatigue, Drowsiness, Headache, Increased liver enzymes, Constipation, Increased uric acid level in blood, Diarrhoea, Muscle pain, Protein in urine

Available Medicine

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    Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
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    Unichem Laboratories Ltd
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    Lupin Ltd
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    Abbott India Ltd
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    Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
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    Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd
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    J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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    Rapross Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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    Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
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Expert advice

  • Lafutidine is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
  • Take Lafutidine before going to bed if you are taking this medicine once a day as it is very effective in controlling stomach acid released in the midnight.
  • If you are also taking an antacid, take it two hours before or after taking Lafutidine.
  • Avoid taking soft drinks, citrus fruits like orange and lemon, which can irritate the stomach and increase acid secretion.
  • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking Lafutidine for two weeks or 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver disease. Dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.


Content on this page was last updated on 26 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)