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Lafutidine is used to treat peptic ulcers, stomach ulcers, inflammation, irritation or erosion in the lining of stomach and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).

How it works

Lafutidine belongs to a class of medications known as H2-receptor antagonist. It works by inhibiting the secretion of certain chemicals which are involved in damaging the lining of stomach. It also blocks the attachment of ulcer-causing bacteria H. pylori with the gastric cells, thereby preventing the peptic ulcer.

Common side effects

Oligomenorrhea, Anemia, Abnormal breast enlargement in male, Constipation, Hallucination, Increased blood urea, Insomnia, Liver enzyme increased, Loss of appetite


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Expert advice

  • Lafutidine should be taken one hour after food
  • Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney failure, patients on dialysis, elderly patients and during pregnancy. 
  • Do not take if allergic to lafutidine or any of its ingredients.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)