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Natfost Information

Natfost is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. Dry Mouth are some of its major therapeutic uses. Other than this, Natfost has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The correct dosage of Natfost depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Common side effects of Natfost include Nausea or vomiting. Some other side effects of Natfost have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Natfost go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Natfost is Unknown for pregnant women and Unknown for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Natfost has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Natfost related warnings section.

Natfost is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension), Dehydration are examples of such conditions. The section on Natfost contraindications lists all such conditions.

Additionally, Natfost may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Natfost is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.

Natfost Benefits & Uses

Natfost is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Natfost Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
  • Disease: Dry Mouth
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Before radiation therapy
  • Disease: Dry Mouth
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: before radiation therapy

Natfost Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Natfost safe for pregnant women?

    Side effects of Natfost during pregnancy are not known because scientific research on this topic hasn't been done.

  • Is the use of Natfost safe during breastfeeding?

    Information about safety of Natfost for women who are breastfeeding is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

  • What is the effect of Natfost on the Kidneys?

    Natfost may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Natfost on the Liver?

    Natfost is not harmful for the liver.

  • What is the effect of Natfost on the Heart?

    Natfost has very mild side effects on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Natfost with Other Drugs

Natfost should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -


Natfost Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Natfost unless your doctor advises you to do so -

Frequently asked Questions about Natfost

  • Is this Natfost habit forming or addictive?

    Forming a habit of Natfost has not been reported.

  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Natfost can make you feel drowsy.

  • Is it safe?

    Natfost should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, Natfost is not used to treat mental disorders.


Natfost Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Natfost

    Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Natfost to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Natfost

    Side effects of drinking alcohol and taking Natfost at the same time are rare and minor. However, if you face any side effects, talk to your doctor immediately.


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


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