Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

carafate sucralfate

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Carafate (sucralfate): This medication is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the intestines. Carafate (sucralfate) forms a coating over ulcers, protecting the area from fur ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Sucralfate 4 ulcer: It is a medication used to treat stomach/duodenal ulcers, to prevent it, or to treat those with severe oral ulceration (epidermolysis bullosa). It is ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Switch med: A proton pump inhibitor such as Protonix (pantoprazole) or Prilosec will usually be a better choice.
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Not usually, but…: Carafate (sucralfate) taken orally will not have any affect on colitis. Having said that, however, it is sometimes used as an enema to treat colitis i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Personal decision: Carafate is brand of sucralfate which works by coating stomach lining. It is fda approved only for duodenal ulcers. Axid (nizatidine) is brand of h2 r ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
Carafate (sucralfate): Coating agent for stomach ulcers. Also used for oral ulcers. Considered non drug? At 18 were u diagnosed with ulcers or why the question? Gastric empt ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Neither: Carafate (sucralfate) tends to bind to sites oozing blood. Proton pump inhibitors partially block hcl acid secreting cells in upper 2/3 of stomach fro ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
28 years experience Gastroenterology
Gastritis: Yes thats the point of the medication it decreases the acid so you can heal but . . . Take in the am before breakfast one daily don't skip and ta ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
The answer...: ....To what will help with a distended abdomen depends entirely on the cause of the distention. Probiotics are helpful with a lot of digestive issues ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid is the branded equivalent of lansoprazole, an oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. This is different fr ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Ulcer treatment: Carafate (sucralfate) is used primarily for coating of an ulcer. I dont believe it helps gastric emptying.
1
1 comment
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Why?: What are you trying to treat? If your symptoms are not controlled with one drug, it is time to see your doctor.
1
1 thank
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No it is PPI: It is proton pump inhibiter, it cuts down the production of stomach acid by shutting down the gastric acid pump, thereby reducing the amount of acid i ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fine: You can take them together, no problem.
13
13 thanks
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No: it doesn't cause aluminum toxicity. Good luck.
1
1 thank
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Many: But none terribly common or serious. Read the supplies information for each drug.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Each has relative...: ...merits based on duration of action, side effects, tolerance, cost/insurance coverage. All are equally efficacious, so your question should be bett ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It is safe.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
PPI Choices: Nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) protonix, prilosec, Omeprazole are all in the family called proton pump inhibitors or ppis. In theory, all of the ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
24 years experience Family Medicine
Barrett's esophagus: Treating people with reflux may help prevent Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer. Often, reflux is treated using drugs called proton pump inhibi ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Safe but why?: Nexium (esomeprazole) should be taken 30-60 mins before the first meal and zantac nearly at any time. There is no major advantage in taking them both ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Lin
Dr. Jimmy Lin answered
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Not a good idea: Carafate (sucralfate) is to protect you stomach by forming a protective coating in your stomach lining. Caffeine irritant to your stomach. It will m ... Read More
1
1 comment
7
7 thanks
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, but not for all: Protonix belongs to a class of antacid medication called proton-pump-inhibitor such as the famous purple pill, prilosec. Some examples: prilosec, nexi ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month