Your doctor will usually advise you to take Carafate: in the mouth, as a tablet or as a liquid. At the same time every day. On an empty stomach, one hour before meals or two hours after meals.
For best results, take sucralfate on an empty stomach one hour before or two hours after each meal and at bedtime. Swallow the tablet whole, do not alter or chew it. Shake the suspension well with the liquid before measurement. Do not eat or drink anything for at least one hour after ingestion.
Take this drug by mouth, usually 2 to 4 times a day, on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before a meal or as directed by your doctor.
When using sucralfate to heal wounds, the tablets or liquid are usually taken four times a day. If you are taking sucralfate to prevent a wound from coming back after it has healed, the tablets are usually taken twice a day. Take sucralfate on an empty stomach 2 hours after or 1 hour before meals.
It takes about 2 weeks for the drug to take full effect, so be patient!
Sucralfate can cause side effects such as stomach cramps, diarrhea and dizziness, and although these are relatively rare, the dose may need to be increased to lose weight.
The usual dose for wound treatment is four times a day on an empty stomach (at least one hour before meals and at bedtime). Take it as directed by your doctor. You can also take antacids while taking sucralfate, but don’t take antacids within half an hour of a dose of sucralfate.
Antacids can be taken with this medicine if needed. If you are also taking sucralfate, take omeprazole at least 30 minutes before sucralfate. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it. Take it at the same time every day so that you can remember.
SIDE EFFECTS: Constipation, dry mouth, stomach pain, gas and nausea can occur. Tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen.
When prescribed for an active ulcer, the tablets or liquid dose are usually taken several times a day. For the medicine to work, you must take Carafate exactly as your doctor has told you. It can take several weeks (up to eight) for wounds to heal.
SIDE EFFECTS: Constipation, dry mouth, stomach pain, gas and nausea can occur. Tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine for you because he has decided that the benefits for you outweigh the risk of side effects.
Carafate (sucralfate) is an ulcer medicine. It works primarily in the stomach lining by adhering to wound sites and protecting them from acids, enzymes, and bile salts. Carafate is used to treat an active wound in the duodenum.
Sucralfate has been shown to be effective in the treatment of gastric ulcers. Its importance and efficacy as a means of treating erosive esophagitis has not been as well documented as compared to H2 antagonists or proton pump inhibitors.
They reduce acidity faster than antacids, but only provide temporary relief for mild heartburn. Sucralfate (Carafate) is a prescription drug that protects the esophagus and stomach by creating a protective film on its surface. It’s very safe, but the long-term benefits aren’t clear.
CONCLUSIONS: Accumulation and toxicity of aluminum have been reported with the use of sucralfate in patients with impaired renal function. The risk of toxicity is most likely a long-term complication of the use of sucralfate in this patient population.
Sucralfate is indicated for the short-term (up to 8 weeks) treatment of active duodenal ulcer. Although sucralfate healing can occur within the first to two weeks, treatment should continue for 4 to 8 weeks unless healing is shown by radiography or endoscopic examination.
Precautions when using pantoprazole. Call your doctor right away if you have fever, joint pain, rash, swelling of the body, feet or ankles, or unusual weight gain after taking pantoprazole. These could be symptoms of a serious kidney problem called acute interstitial nephritis.