A 24-year-old male asked:
Is Carafate (sucralfate) also good at healing esophageal damage from acid reflux?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jonah Essers answered
17 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
No really: Carafate (sucralfate) is good at helping ulcers heal. If you have ulceration in your esophagus from acid reflux, then it might help. If you just have inflammation (aka "reflux esophagitis") then carafate (sucralfate) is generally a waste of time and money. It's really difficult to take (4 times per day) so I only advise my patients in whom I suspect ulcers to take carafate (sucralfate).
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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