Protecadin OD (Lafutidine)
What is Protecadin OD (Lafutidine) used for?
Note that this product is manufactured in Japan and does not contain any English documentation.
Protecadin OD (Lafutidine) is an oral H2 receptor agonist prescribed to treat and control peptic ulcers and chronic heartburn. The medication reduces excess acid production in the stomach to reduce the occurrence of chest pain, stomach pain, and the formation of stomach ulcers. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Protecadin OD (Lafutidine)?
Follow the instructions of your physician while using Protecadin OD (Lafutidine) to get the most effective results from treatment. The correct dosage and frequency of administration will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. Do not crush, split, or chew the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Protecadin OD (Lafutidine)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using Protecadin OD (Lafutidine) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any worrying or unusual symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications. Emergency medical attention or other adjustments may be necessary if you experience signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Protecadin OD (Lafutidine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.