A 52-year-old male asked:
Can sucralfate be taken long term by patients at a risk of esophogus cancer due to acid reflux?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Yes but (answer #2): Sucralfate is adjunctive therapy that likely forms a coating over damaged tissue, in theory protecting the area from further injury. No drug is perfect however, so long-term safety and efficacy here may not achieve your goal.
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