Sucral-O Suspension

Introduction

Sucral-O Suspension is a combination medicine used in the treatment of acidity, stomach ulcer and heartburn. It helps in relieving the symptoms of acidity and ulcers such as stomach pain or irritation. It also neutralizes excessive acid in the stomach and helps in easy passage of gas.

Sucral-O Suspension is taken without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Do not take it for more than the recommended duration as long-term administration may have harmful effects on the health.

The most common side effects are constipation, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, insomnia, and allergic reaction. These are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any side effects. To overcome constipation, you should add fiber-rich foods in your diet and stay hydrated. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness. Lifestyle modifications like having cold milk and avoiding hot tea, coffee, spicy food or chocolate can help you to get better results.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Sucral-O Suspension

  • Acidity
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach ulcers

Side effects of Sucral-O Suspension

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Sucral-O

  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Sucral-O Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Sucral-O Suspension is to be taken empty stomach.

How Sucral-O Suspension works

Sucral-O Suspension is a combination of two medicines: Sucralfate and Oxetacaine / Oxethazaine. Sucralfate is a medication to treat ulcers. It covers the damaged ulcer tissue in the stomach and protects it from acid or injury to facilitate healing. Oxetacaine / Oxethazaine is a local anesthetic whose numbing effect provides fast relief from pain caused due to ulcers or acidic injury in the stomach.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Sucral-O Suspension. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Sucral-O Suspension during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Sucral-O Suspension during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

UNSAFE
Sucral-O Suspension may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Sucral-O Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sucral-O Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Sucral-O Suspension in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.