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What do I do to get rid of my ulcer i take carafate, (sucralfate) alovera (sp) & antisid a cabbage base chew tab

What do I do to get rid of my ulcer i take carafate, (sucralfate) alovera (sp) & antisid a cabbage base chew tab

If : If your ulcer is caused by a bacteria called h. Pylori then you will need an extended course of multiple antibiotics to erradicate the bacteria. You will also need a medication called omeprazole, this will help decrease the acid in your stomach so further damage is not done. Your doctor will be able to do a blood test in order to check for this bacteria. In addition you may need a test done by a gastroenterologist called an endoscopy in order to assess your entire upper GI tract. Please see your doctor ras soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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I have a peptic ulcer. Been on Carafate (sucralfate) for a week now. Will i always have to watch what i eat. I miss homemade tacos so bad!

I have a peptic ulcer. Been on Carafate (sucralfate) for a week now. Will i always have to watch what i eat. I miss homemade tacos so bad!

In short, no: Once a peptic ulcer is healed, most people are able to return to eating a normal diet. Carafate (sucralfate) is generally not the recommended treatment for healing an ulcer. You should be on a medication to stop your stomach from making acid. And if you have not been tested for h. Pylori, you should be. ...Read more

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Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?

Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?

Yes: Carafate (sucralfate) heals ulcers no matter the cause. It coats the stomach where the ulcer is located and protects the stomach from the acid environment. You would be wise to add an h2 blocker such as ranitidine as well. ...Read more

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Stopped Carafate (sucralfate) to prevent ulcers now have hart burn a lot was Carafate (sucralfate) helping pervent the heart burn what can I do?

Stopped Carafate (sucralfate) to prevent ulcers now have hart burn a lot was Carafate (sucralfate) helping pervent the heart burn what can I do?

Restart taking : Carafate (sucralfate) and consider taking otc omeprazole. Avoid/ minimize intake of caffeine, soda, orange juice, spicy foods , alcohol etc. Minimize stress and find time to relax. Go see your dr for reassurance and get checked for h pylori. Take care ! ...Read more

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Gastric bypass 2008, peptic ulcer since 2009, quit smoking seven weeks ago, pain is much worse and more often than before. Protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

Gastric bypass 2008, peptic ulcer since 2009, quit smoking seven weeks ago, pain is much worse and more often than before. Protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

Need close follow-up: When symptoms like pain get worse, the questions include: is the disease spreading, is the medication no longer working, is there a new problem, etc.? An ulcer 3 years ago should have healed. Is there a problem with recurrent gastritis or repeat ulcers? Is there stomach cancer, or is there a gallstone problem? A G.I. Specialist can recheck to figure things out. Another endoscopy may be needed. ...Read more

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Yellow stool stomach cramps and gas pain upper GI scope done I have ulcers and gastritis. No fever no nausea always hungry take protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

Yellow stool stomach cramps and gas pain upper GI scope done I have ulcers and gastritis. No fever no nausea always hungry take protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

GI care: It seams that you are being evaluated for these conditions. How long on Protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate and how much benefit? Are some of your symptoms newer since on this regimen? Bloating and yellow stool may be suggestive of a need for eval of liver, your blood work would better tell this story. Follow up with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


Dr. Corey Clay
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Sucralfate (Definition)

Sucralfate is an anti-ulcer agent which is a ...Read more