Ulcerfate

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Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Ulcerfate before taking it.

What is Ulcerfate

Short-term treatment of certain intestinal ulcers. It is also used in patients that have had certain intestinal ulcers to prevent further development of more ulcers. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Ulcerfate is a gastric protective agent. It works by forming a protective layer on the ulcer to serve as a barrier against acid, bile salts, and enzymes in the stomach.

Important safety information:

  • Ulcerfate may cause dizziness. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Take Ulcerfate with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • Ulcerfate has aluminum in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has aluminum in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Use Ulcerfate with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • Ulcerfate should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of taking Ulcerfate while you are pregnant. It is not known if Ulcerfate is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you take Ulcerfate, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
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Ulcerfate side effects

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
  • Constipation; dizziness; lightheadedness.
  • Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions.

  • This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

    Compare prices at online shops

    infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Ulcerfate medicine in some well-known online stores.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    Sun Pharmaceuticals
    1 gm6 $0.18India


    Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

    infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    Acicot 30 ml Suspension $0.15
    Acicot 1g x 5mL SYR / 200ml $1.45
    ACRAL oral susp 1 g x 10 mL x 200ml $1.75Acto
    Acral 100 ml Syrup $0.07
    1 g x 10 mL x 100ml $1.12
    ACRAL oral susp 1 g x 10 mL x 100ml $1.12Acto
    Acral 1g/10mL GEL / 100ml $1.12
    200 mg/ml250 ml$42.50Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    200 mg/ml250 ml$47.50Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    200 mg/ml500 ml$85.00Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    Inpepsa 500 mg/1 mL x 100 mL x 1's $3.18
    Inpepsa 500 mg/1 mL x 200 mL x 1's $4.96
    Mucogard 500 mg/5 mL x 100 mL x 1's $2.22
    Mucogard 500 mg x 6 x 10's $3.11
    Propepsa 500 mg/5 mL x 100 mL x 1's $3.15
    Propepsa 500 mg/5 mL x 200 mL x 1's $5.00
    1 g x 4's $0.09
    RECOLFATE tab 1 g x 4's $0.09Reckitt Benckiser
    Recolfate 1gm TAB / 4 $0.09
    REGEL tab 1 g x 10's $0.60Solitaire (Radix)
    1 g x 100's $5.98
    Regel 1g TAB / 100 $5.98
    1 g x 5 mL x 200ml $1.58
    Stalfate 1g/5ml SUSP / 200ml $1.58
    STALFATE oral susp 1 g x 5 mL x 200ml $1.58Stadmed
    STALFATE 1G SUSPENSION 1 bottle(s) (200 ML suspension each) $1.75Stadmed Pvt Ltd
    Stalfate 1000mg Suspension $1.92Stadmed Pvt Ltd
    Stalfate 200 ml Suspension $0.08
    7 %w/w10 gm$0.43
    8 %w/w40 gm$0.89
    SUCRAL CREAM Cream/ Gel/ Ointment / 7 % w/w (10gm units) $0.43Strassenburg Pharmaceuticals
    SUCRAL CREAM Cream/ Gel/ Ointment / 7 % w/w (40gm units) $0.89Strassenburg Pharmaceuticals
    Ulcon 300+2.5+5 Tablet $0.03
    Ulcon 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet $0.05Unimarck Healthcare Ltd
    ULCON 2.5MG/5MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.54Unimarck Healthcare Ltd
    Ulsafate 500 mg/5 mL x 100 mL x 1's $2.59
    Ulsafate 500 mg/5 mL x 200 mL x 1's $4.88
    Ulsafate 500 mg x 60's $7.33
    Ulsicral 500 mg/5 mL x 100 mL x 1's $2.77
    Ulsicral 500 mg/5 mL x 200 mL x 1's $4.77
    Ulsicral 500 mg x 4 x 15's $5.25
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    Ulcerfate - Frequently asked Questions

    Can Ulcerfate be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

    In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

    It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

    Who should not take Ulcerfate?

    Some medical conditions may interact with Ulcerfate. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

    • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
    • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
    • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
    • if you have kidney problems or are on dialysis, or you have blockage of the intestines or difficulty swallowing

    Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Ulcerfate. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

    • Citrate salts or medicines that contain aluminum, specifically in patients with kidney disease, because side effects from aluminum buildup may occur
    • Penicillamine or thyroid hormones (eg, levothyroxine) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Ulcerfate.

    This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Ulcerfate may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

    How should I take Ulcerfate?

    Use Ulcerfate as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

    • Take Ulcerfate by mouth on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating.
    • Do not take an antacid for at least 30 minutes before or after taking Ulcerfate.
    • It may take 4 to 8 weeks for complete healing of your ulcer to occur. Continue to take Ulcerfate even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
    • Do not take Ulcerfate at the same time as other medicines. Take Ulcerfate at least 2 hours after other medicines. If you are not sure about the best time to take Ulcerfate, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
    • If you miss a dose of Ulcerfate, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

    Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Ulcerfate.

    Can Ulcerfate be taken or consumed while pregnant?

    Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

    Can Ulcerfate be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

    Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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    Reviews

    Following the study conducted by gMedication.com on Ulcerfate, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Ulcerfate. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

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    The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology