Sofalcone

Description

Sofalcone is used for the treatment of stomach and intestinal ulcers. It is also used for the management of gastric mucosal lesions (erosion, hemorrhage, redness or swelling) associated with acute gastritis or acute exacerbation of chronic gastritis.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Sofalcone

  • Rash
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

Uses of Sofalcone

What is it prescribed for?

  • Gastro-duodenal ulcers
  • Acute and Chronic Gastritis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to sofalcone or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Liver diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as directed by the doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Effect on sleep is not established

How it works
It protects the stomach mucosa and inhibits the growth of Helicobacter Pylori.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Anti-Ulcer Agents, Gastrointestinal agents

Schedule

Schedule H

Sofalcone [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 6 December 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/5282219

Sofalcone - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 6 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB05197

Search results detail| Kusurino-Shiori(Drug information Sheet) [Internet]. Rad-ar.or.jp. 2019 [cited 30 January 2019]. Available from:

http://www.rad-ar.or.jp/siori/english/kekka.cgi?n=1786

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Information on this page was last updated on 30 Jan 2019

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