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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in 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

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in 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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Switch med: A proton pump inhibitor such as Protonix (pantoprazole) or Prilosec will usually be a better choice.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Lin
Dr. Jimmy Lin answered
25 years experience in 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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: it doesn't cause aluminum toxicity. Good luck.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably 2-4 hours.: To minimize heartburn, cut down on coffee, oranges, spicy foods, soda, alcohol etc. Take care!
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meskath Uddin
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes, safe: It is usually taken for 6-12 weeks but sometime longer depending on ulcer healing. It is a safe medication. The ingredient aluminium mostly stays in y ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience in 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

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