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Lafjoy 10mg Capsule

Lafjoy 10mg Capsule

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Composition

LAFUTIDINE-10MG

Manufacturer/Marketer

J B Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

About Lafjoy 10mg Capsule

Lafjoy 10mg Capsule belongs to a class of medicines called ‘H2-receptor antagonists’. It is used in the treatment of peptic ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux). Peptic ulcers are sores that develop in the lining of the stomach, lower esophagus or small intestine. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus). This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of your esophagus.

Lafjoy 10mg Capsule contains ‘lafutidine’ which acts as an antacid. It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in the relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.

Lafjoy 10mg Capsule must be taken in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. Based on the severity of the medical condition, your doctor may prescribe Lafjoy 10mg Capsule to take once daily before bedtime or twice daily in the morning and before bedtime with or without food. Common side-effects of Lafjoy 10mg Capsule are fatigue, drowsiness, headache, increased liver enzymes, constipation, increased uric acid level in the blood, diarrhea, muscle pain, protein in the urine. These side effects resolve on their own, if it persists, stop the Lafjoy 10mg Capsule and contact your doctor immediately.

Do not take Lafjoy 10mg Capsule if you are allergic, other H2 receptor antagonists, or any other ingredients present in it. Before taking Lafjoy 10mg Capsule, inform your doctor if you are taking prescription or non-prescription medications, including antacids, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Inform your doctor if you have any gastrointestinal problems, kidney diseases, and liver diseases. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become a pregnant/breastfeeding woman.

Uses of Lafjoy 10mg Capsule

Treatment of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) and Peptic ulcer disease.

Medicinal Benefits

Lafjoy 10mg Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called ‘H2-receptor antagonists’, which acts as an antacid. It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in the relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn. It is used in the treatment of peptic ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux). It is also used in the treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (a condition in which the tumors formed in the pancreas, and duodenum increases stomach acids) and gastric mucosal lesions.

Directions for Use

Lafjoy 10mg Capsule must be taken in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. Do not crush or break or chew the Lafjoy 10mg Capsule.Swallow it with a glass full of water.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Lafjoy 10mg Capsule

  • Fatigue 
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Constipation 
  • Increased uric acid level in blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle pain
  • Protein in urine

Drug Warnings

Do not take Lafjoy 10mg Capsule if you are allergic, other H2 receptor antagonists, or any other ingredients present in it. Before taking Lafjoy 10mg Capsule, inform your doctor if you are taking prescription or non-prescription medications, including antacids, any nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Inform your doctor if you have any gastrointestinal problems, kidney diseases, and liver diseases. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant/breast-feeding women. Lafjoy 10mg Capsule should be used with caution in the elderly patients due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Lafjoy 10mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients on dialysis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of renal function is necessary for such patients during treatment with this medicine. Lafjoy 10mg Capsule may cause shock and anaphylactic reactions in some patients. Report any symptoms such as pale skin, dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc. to the doctor immediately.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Lafjoy 10mg Capsule interacts with drugs like Diuretics (furosemide), NSAIDS (lornoxicam), antacids (cimetidine),ACE inhibitors (Captopril), antidepressants (lithium), anti-coagulants (warfarin, Heparin), anti-platelet (aspirin), anti-cancer (methotrexate),HIV medications (atazanavir, efavirenz, nevirapine) and anti-diabetic (acarbose).

Drug-Food Interactions: Lafjoy 10mg Capsule may interact with alcohol 

Drug-Disease Interactions: Lafjoy 10mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding, renal dysfunction, liver problems.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • LORNOXICAM
  • ASPIRIN
  • FUROSEMIDE
  • ENALAPRIL
  • EFAVIRENZ
  • NEVIRAPINE
  • ATAZANAVIR
  • ACARBOSE
  • WARFARIN
  • HEPARIN
  • METHOTREXATE
  • CIMETIDINE
  • LITHIUM

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Maintain a healthy weight. Lose excess weight if you are overweight or obese.  
  • Do not lie down immediately after eating.
  • Eat smaller meals in short intervals. 
  • Elevate the head of the bed while sleeping. 
  • Quit smoking.
  • Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Do not take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) without the doctor's advice.
  • Avoid spicy foods and carbonated drinks.
  • Avoid eating citrus fruits like orange and lemon, which can irritate the stomach and increase acid secretion.

Special Advise

  • Do not stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor. 
  • If you are also taking other medications to treat acidity (e.g., antacid), take them 2 hours before or after taking Lafjoy 10mg Capsule.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus). This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of your esophagus. Symptoms include a burning sensation in your chest (heartburn), usually after eating, which might be worse at night, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food or sour liquid, a sensation of a lump in your throat.

Peptic ulcers: Peptic ulcers are sores that develop in the lining of the stomach, lower esophagus, or small intestine. Peptic ulcers are of three types: gastric ulcers (ulcers that develop inside the stomach), esophageal ulcers (ulcers that develop inside the esophagus), duodenal ulcers (ulcers that develop in the upper section of the small intestines, called the duodenum). Symptoms include changes in appetite, nausea, bloody or dark stools, unexplained weight loss, indigestion, vomiting, chest pain.

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is a rare condition in which tumors formed in the pancreas or duodenum leads to an increase in the production of stomach acid. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss.

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Alcohol

Caution

Lafjoy 10mg Capsule may interact with alcohol and increase the risk of side-effects.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Lafjoy 10mg Capsule is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

Lafjoy 10mg Capsule medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the medicine based on your clinical condition.

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Driving

Caution

Lafjoy 10mg Capsule may cause dizziness and headache. So, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Lafjoy 10mg Capsule.

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Liver

Caution

Lafjoy 10mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases. Consult your doctor before using Lafjoy 10mg Capsule, dose-adjustments may be done by your doctor.

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Kidney

Caution

Lafjoy 10mg Capsule should be used only when prescribed by a doctor. Dose adjustments may be necessary

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Children

Caution

Lafjoy 10mg Capsule is not recommended for use in children, because safety of the drug is not clearly established.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

#15, 1St Floor, 10Th Cross, 7Th Main, Muthyal Nagar, Opp. Muthyalamma Temple, Mes, Bangalore - 560064
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FAQs

Lafjoy 10mg Capsule works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in the relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn.
Do not take Lafjoy 10mg Capsule for the long term unless prescribed by a doctor. Prolonged use may cause unwanted side-effects. So, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks associated with the drug before using it for the long-term.
Lafjoy 10mg Capsule cause common side effects like fatigue, drowsiness, headache, increased liver enzymes, constipation, increased uric acid level in blood, diarrhea, muscle pain, protein in urine.
Lafjoy 10mg Capsule should be taken at night time as acid reflux is usually worse at night time. Take the tablet at a fixed time every day for better results.
Lafjoy 10mg Capsule should not be stopped suddenly. Consult your doctor before stopping the Lafjoy 10mg Capsule.

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