Carafate

(sucralfate)

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Heals ulcers in the intestines.

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Carafate (sucralfate) has few side-effects, but is more expensive than other medicines used to treat ulcers.

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Quick facts about Carafate
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (sucralfate)

Upsides

  • Has minimal side effects compared to other medicines used to treat ulcers.
  • Available in liquid formulation if you have difficulty swallowing pill.
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Downsides

  • Not for long-term use.
  • Must be taken frequently, up to 4 times a day, which can be inconvenient.
  • Interferes with how a lot of other medicines are absorbed.
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How it works

Carafate (sucralfate) binds damanged stomach lining and forms protective barrier around the ulcer to promote healing.

Quick facts about Carafate
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (sucralfate)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
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What to expect when you take Carafate (sucralfate) for Treatment of stomach ulcer

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  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
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Risks and Warnings for Carafate (sucralfate)

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  • Carafate (sucralfate) can increase your blood sugar. If you have diabetes, be sure to monitor your sugar levels regularly while taking Carafate (sucralfate). Talk to your doctor if you notice that your blood sugar is higher than usual.

Common concerns from people taking Carafate (sucralfate)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Carafate (sucralfate) can change the way your kidneys regulate electrolytes within your body. Your doctor will draw your blood regularly while taking Carafate (sucralfate) to check for any abornmalities.