CARAFATE (Iselpin) Oral Suspension is indicated in the short-term (up to 8 weeks) treatment of active duodenal ulcer.
Which drugs or supplements interact with Carafate (Iselpin)?
When administered with other drugs Iselpin may bind to the drugs in the stomach and reduce absorption of the drugs. Iselpin reduces the absorption of:
All of these medications should be taken at least two hours prior to Iselpin.
It is possible, if not likely, that many other drugs will interact similarly with Iselpin. Therefore, it probably is prudent to take all medications at least 2 hours prior to Iselpin.
What is Carafate (Iselpin)?
Carafate is a unique oral drug that is used for treating ulcers of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
How should this medication be given:
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Iselpin should be given on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after, a meal. Unless directed otherwise, crush the tablet for better absorption. Store Iselpin at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Iselpin (Carafate)?
You should not use Iselpin if you are allergic to it.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Iselpin is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
CARAFATE Oral Suspension contains Iselpin and Iselpin is an α-D-glucopyranoside, β-Dfructofuranosyl-, octakis-(hydrogen sulfate), aluminum complex.
CARAFATE Oral Suspension for oral administration contains 1 g of Iselpin per 10 mL. CARAFATE Oral Suspension also contains: colloidal silicon dioxide NF, FD&C Red #40, flavor, glycerin USP, methylcellulose USP, methylparaben NF, microcrystalline cellulose NF, purified water USP, simethicone USP, and sorbitol solution USP. Therapeutic category: antiulcer.
Where can I get more information:
Your pharmacist has additional information about Iselpin written for health professionals that you may read.
Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect Iselpin (Carafate)?
Other drugs may affect Iselpin, 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.