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sucralfate (oral)

Pronunciation: soo KRAL fate

Brand: Carafate

Sucralfate

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1 g, capsule, white, imprinted with TEVA, 22 10

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Carafate

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1 g, oblong, pink, imprinted with CARAFATE, 17 12

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Sucralfate

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1 g, oval, white, imprinted with N 51

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Carafate

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1 g, oblong, pink, imprinted with CARAFATE, 17 12

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Sucralfate

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1 g, oblong, white, imprinted with BIOCRAFT, 105 105

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Sucralfate

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1 g, oblong, blue, imprinted with WATSON 780

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What is the most important information I should know about sucralfate?

The liquid form of sucralfate should never be injected through a needle into the body, or death may occur.

What is sucralfate?

Sucralfate is used short-term (up to 8 weeks) to treat an active duodenal ulcer.

Sucralfate works mainly in the lining of the stomach and is not highly absorbed into the body. This medicine adheres to ulcer sites and protects them from acids, enzymes, and bile salts.

Sucralfate can heal an active ulcer, but it will not prevent future ulcers from occurring.

Sucralfate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking sucralfate?

You should not use sucralfate if you are allergic to it.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • diabetes;
  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis); or
  • trouble swallowing tablets.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Sucralfate is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

How should I take sucralfate?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Take sucralfate on an empty stomach.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) before you measure a dose. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).

The liquid from of this medicine should never be injected through a needle into the body, or death may occur. Sucralfate oral suspension is to be taken only by mouth.

If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar regularly. Your doctor may adjust your dose based on your blood sugar levels.

It may take 2 to 8 weeks before you receive the full benefit of taking sucralfate. Sucralfate should not be taken for longer than 8 weeks at a time.

Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms quickly improve.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not allow the liquid medicine to freeze.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking sucralfate?

Avoid taking any other medications within 2 hours before or after you take sucralfate. Sucralfate can make it harder for your body to absorb other medications you take by mouth.

Ask your doctor before using an antacid, and use only the type your doctor recommends. Some antacids can make it harder for sucralfate to work in your stomach. Avoid taking an antacid within 30 minutes before or after taking sucralfate.

What are the possible side effects of sucralfate?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Common side effects may include:

  • constipation, diarrhea;
  • nausea, vomiting, upset stomach;
  • itching, rash;
  • dizziness, drowsiness;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • headache; or
  • back pain.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect sucralfate?

Other drugs may affect sucralfate, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about sucralfate.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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