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Carafate 1gm 10ml Suspension
Maybe: This is a medication that has not had an official clearance for use in kids (under 18). My backup, pediatric gastroenterologists will occasionally use it off label in difficult cases, usually after they have verified the kids problems with endoscopy.The medication can be quite effective in symptom relief, but its many potential side effects make general or long term use in kids problematic ...Read more
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 in the rectum and rectal ulcers. If it is prescribed that way, follow the doctor's advice on how often to take the enemas. Good luck. ...Read more
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 make your gastritis worse. That is why all ulcer or reflux or gastritis patient are put on caffeine free diet. If you take Carafate (sucralfate) with caffeine, it will make your healing process very slow or getting worse. ...Read more
No: It doesn't cause aluminum toxicity. Good luck. ...Read more
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 further injury. This helps ulcers heal more quickly. There are off label uses of carafate (sucralfate) but talk to your doctor about those. ...Read more
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 a relatively safe medication, but not as effect as other medication such as the famous purple pill. Some people do benefit from it and so still in use. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read more
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 receptor blocker, all of which are now available otc. In addition to treating duodenal ulcers, Axid (nizatidine) is also approved for gerd (heartburn) & gastric ulcers, too. Choice depends upon what you need to treat as well as cost (insurance), dosing regimen & side effects. ...Read more
Ulcer therapy: It is used more in ulcers by coating the ulcer and helping to heal faster. I don't think it helps gastric emptying. ...Read more
Definitely: The carafate can prevent adequate absorption of other meds. They should either be taken and hour prior or several hours after. It prevents this by coating the absorptive area and thus is blocked from gaining any of the meds or at least part of it. Since you take protonix (pantoprazole) do you need the carafate? ...Read more
Carafate (sucralfate): This is used to treat ulcers. It sticks to the ulcer thereby protecting it from the stomach acid and enzymes allowing healing. One could argue that it may have a role in decreasing the pain as it covers/coats the ulcer protecting it. Carafate (sucralfate) is not classed as a pain medication. ...Read more
Hi, does Carafate (sucralfate) go in the fridge after opening it? Carafate (sucralfate) is for ulser
Carafate (sucralfate): Carafate (sucralfate) suspension does not have to be refrigerated. Remember to shake it well before using. ...Read more
Is Carafate (sucralfate) safe? What about aluminum toxicity? Also, How long is an appropriate amount of time to be on it?
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 your stomach and hardly any, if at all, amount goes into your system. So don't worry about toxicity. ...Read more
Can I take carafate to treat esophagite and take Xanax (alprazolam)? Same time? Or past 10 minutes? For how long to treat esophagite? Thx.
No problems: There is no contraindication to taking both medicines. ...Read more
Allergic to Carafate (sucralfate) (face started swelling). Any alternatives that do the same thing?
Will Carafate (sucralfate) affect any of my meds? They are all on my list. Please look @ them and let me know. I talked to my PCP but I would like a second opinion
How long will the this thickening last it is over a month. Takeing Nexium (esomeprazole) and carafate. I eat soft foods but at timesstill feel like it sits in chest?
Fluids: I suggest you injest more water to help the carafate (sucralfate) and dilute acid. ...Read more
Not really: A sliding type hiatal hernia is associated with reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. The acid causes burning sensation described as "heartburn", sometimes an intense pressure sensation like angina. Carafate (sucralfate) coats the stomach lining to help shield the mucosa from acid. Itwould not effectively protect the esophagus. You need a proton pump inhibitor or h2 blocker to reduce acid. ...Read more
GICare. Com opines:
"For the best effect, take sucralfate on an empty stomach, one hour before or two hours after each meal and at bedtime. Swallow the tablet whole, do not alter or chew. With the liquid, do not drink or eat for at least one hour after taking."
Ref: https://www. Gicare. Com/medication/sucralfate/ ...Read more
Drugs interact with Plavix are most ppis (nexium, Prilosec class of drugs).Tagamet (generic name: cimetidine)
prozac, sarafem, and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) (generic name: fluoxetine)
luvox (generic name: fluvoxamine)
ticlid (generic name: ticlopidine)
diflucan (generic name: fluconazole)
nizoral (generic name: ketoconazole)
vfend (generic name: voriconazole)
intelence (generic name: etravirine)
felbatol ...Read more
I'm taking Carafate (sucralfate) 4 times a day and have noticed increased urination. Is this normal?
First Time taking Carafate (sucralfate) once in morning and once at bedtime. Next morning really nauseated and belching. Is this common? PPI not working
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