Ulsanic Tablets 500Mg
Brand : highnoon laboratories ltd.
Requires Prescription (YES/NO)
Acidity & Heartburn
How it works
Sucralfate is a complex of aluminium hydroxide and sucrose octasulfate. It dissociates in the acid environment of the stomach to its anionic form, which binds to the ulcer base. This creates a protective barrier to pepsin and bile and inhibits the diffusion of gastric acid.
USAGE AND SAFETY
Nervous system disorders : Less frequent: Dizziness, drowsiness , Frequency unknown: Vertigo ; Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders : Less frequent: Skin rashes, pruritus ; Gastrointestinal disordersFrequent: Constipation Less frequent: Diarrhoea, nausea, dry mouth, gastric discomfort.
Cimetidine, ranitidine, digoxin, ketoconazole, phenytoin, fluoroquinolone antibacterials, tetracycline, levothyroxine, quinidine, theophylline and possibly warfarin.
It is used to treat : Gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, chronic gastritis and reflux oesophagitis. • It produces relief of subjective symptoms of peptic ulceration e.g. epigastric pain, hyperchlorhydria, vomiting. •Maintenance treatment after successful endoscopically proven, recently healed duodenal ulcer.
When not to Use
Hypersensitivity to sucralfate or to any of the excipients found in this product.
It should be administered with caution in patients with renal impairment or on dialysis, due to the possibility of increased aluminium absorption.
Aluminium accumulation and toxicity (aluminium osteodystrophy, osteomalacia, encephalopathy) have been described in patients with renal impairment. Blood levels of aluminium, phosphate, calcium, alkalinephosphatase, should be periodically measured in these patients.
Caution is advised when sacralfate is administered in patients with phosphate deficiencies as aluminium binds to phosphate in the gastrointestinal tract, inhibiting its absorption.
Occasional cases of bezoar (an insoluble mass formed within the gastric lumen) have been reported in patients taking sucralfate. Bezoars have been described in patients after administration of sucralfate in severely ill patients in Intensive Care Units, and especially in premature infants in whom the use of sucralfate is not recommended, and should be used with caution in patients with delayed gastric emptying or receiving concomitant enteral feeds.
Always consult your physician before using any medicine.
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.