What should I avoid while taking Sucralfin (Carafate)?
Avoid taking any other medications within 2 hours before or after you take Sucralfin. Sucralfin 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 Sucralfin to work in your stomach. Avoid taking an antacid within 30 minutes before or after taking Sucralfin.
What other drugs will affect Sucralfin:
Sucralfin may affect the absorption of many other medications. Do not give any medications within 2 hours of giving Sucralfin. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Sucralfin. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including vitamins, and supplements.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Sucralfin if you are allergic to it.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis); or
trouble swallowing tablets.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Sucralfin is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
What are the uses for Carafate (Sucralfin)?
- Carafate is used for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease and to prevent recurrent ulcers after healing of the ulcer has been achieved.
- Carafate also has been used to relieve or prevent ulcers caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), but is less effective than misoprostol (Cytotec).
- Carafate also is used in the treatment of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- Off-label uses are to prevent stress ulcers, which are ulcers associated with high degrees of physical stress (for example, extensive burns, surgery, and overwhelming infection) in hospitalized patients.