A 17-year-old female asked:
witch slows gastric emptying more carafate (sucralfate) or proton pump inhabitants?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr answered
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 from making & secreting acid; look up the prescribing information. No evidence either have much affect on stomach emptying. Many meds prescribed by docs because available, even though low odds of being helpful - promotes illusions (to the foolish) of being helpful.
Answered on May 1, 2019
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