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    Information about Lafutidine

    Lafutidine uses

    Lafutidine is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) and peptic ulcer disease.

    How lafutidine works

    Lafutidine is a H2 blocker (antacid). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.

    Common side effects of lafutidine

    Fatigue, Drowsiness, Headache, Increased liver enzymes, Constipation, Increased uric acid level in blood, Diarrhea, Muscle pain, Protein in urine
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Lalit Mohan Gupta
    MD (Microbiology), MBBS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    02 Jul 2019 | 05:38 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Lafutidine

    • Lafutidine is a well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of side effects.
    • Take it with or without food.
    • 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 disease. Dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
    • Do not stop taking medication without talking to your doctor. 

    Content on this page was last updated on 02 July, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)