A 42-year-old female asked:
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does carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.e. prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?

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Dr. Larry Maturani
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes: Carafate (sucralfate) heals ulcers no matter the cause. It coats the stomach where the ulcer is located and protects the stomach from the acid environment. You would be wise to add an h2 blocker such as ranitidine as well.
Answered on Apr 10, 2020
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
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YES: however it should be noted that sucralfate REQUIRES SOME ACID to adhere to the affected area(s) Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Ulcer treatment. : Sucralfate is really meant for the treatment of peptic ulcers. It's not meant to treat esophagitis.

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