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Doctor insights on: Carafate And Dicyclomine At Same Time

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If i have abdominal pain due to stomach ulcer. Can i take sucralfate to protect ulcer and dicyclomine for stomach pain Will it cause any reaction?

If i have abdominal pain due to stomach ulcer. 
Can i take sucralfate to protect ulcer and dicyclomine for stomach pain
Will it cause any reaction?

Interaction: There should be no harmful interaction between those two medications. Don't take the dicyclomine soon after the sucralafate which may interfere with the absorption of the dicyclomine. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dicyclomine (Definition)

Dicyclomine(Bentyl) Is an anticholinergic antispasmodic medication. It reduces smooth muscle spasm in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. It can used as an adjunctive treatment for conditions like peptic ulcer, diverticulitis, ...Read more


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Is Carafate (sucralfate) safe? What about aluminum toxicity? Also, How long is an appropriate amount of time to be on it?

Is Carafate (sucralfate) safe? What about aluminum toxicity? Also, How long is an appropriate amount of time to be on it?

Yes, safe: 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 dont worry about toxicity. ...Read more

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I'm taking Carafate (sucralfate) 4 times a day and have noticed increased urination. Is this normal?

I'm taking Carafate (sucralfate) 4 times a day and have noticed increased urination. Is this normal?

Unlikely related: Carafate/sucralafate is a medication that binds to the surface of ulcers and irritations of lining of GI tract. It is not absorbed to any degree into blood and would not likely cause any change in urination. ...Read more

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First Time taking Carafate (sucralfate) once in morning and once at bedtime. Next morning really nauseated and belching. Is this common? PPI not working

First Time taking Carafate (sucralfate) once in morning and once at bedtime. Next morning really nauseated and belching. Is this common? PPI not working

Possible side effect: Carafate (sucralfate) can cause nausea in some patients. It's not common but does occur. For more information on reflux see: http://bit.ly/ZquHBK for information on peptic ulcer disease see http://bit.ly/1xOZnsD ...Read more

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Can an H. Pylori stool test be false negative if I was on Nexium (esomeprazole) and Carafate and other ppis for a notable length of time when I gave my sample?

Can an H. Pylori stool test be false negative if I was on Nexium (esomeprazole) and Carafate and other ppis for a notable length of time when I gave my sample?

Helicobacter pylori: False-negative results may occur when patients have ingested certain medications (antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors, bismuth preparations) within the 2 weeks prior to specimen collection. The test may be repeated on a new specimen obtained 2 weeks after stopping treatment with these medications. Positive results are not affected by medication. ...Read more

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2 egd in 2 mos.and bx grade c erosive esophagitis and 3 New gastric ulcers. on carafate (sucralfate) ppis and h2 blockers. Bx this time requiring more tests?

2 egd in 2 mos.and bx grade c erosive esophagitis and 3 New gastric ulcers. on carafate (sucralfate) ppis and h2 blockers. Bx this time requiring more tests?

Break-thru ulcers...: ...despite appropriate acid suppression (as described) warrants consideration for cause. Further testing is warranted. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took Nexium (esomeprazole) and sucralfate at the same time?

What would happen if I took Nexium (esomeprazole) and sucralfate at the same time?

Yes, you can: There are no known interactions between these medicines. Always talk to your doctor before starting any new prescription or over-the-counter medication ...Read more

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Can you take dicyclomine & diclofenac at the same time?

Yes, you can: There is no drug interaction between these drugs. If concerned talk to the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is it more effective to take bentyl (dicyclomine) regularly (three times a day) or "as needed" (when i feel symptoms)?

Pain: Depending on response and triggers of the pain. Discuss with your gastroenterologist or physician that is prescribing the medication. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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Sucralfate (Definition)

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Carafate (Definition)

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