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Carafate Liquid Side Effects
I have acid reflux & have taken Carafate, Dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) Tums and Zantac, but I had to stop all the medications due to side effects. What should I do now?
Lifestyle: There may be some lifestyle issues you can modify to lessen the problems you have with reflux. The chemicals in coffee, tea & some sodas (caffeine) or it's cousin nicotine (smokers) all keep the stomach entrance from closing tightly. Removing them from your life can help. Not reclining for at least an hour after a meal or large beverage can also. ...Read more
Not usually: Sucralfate is one of the most easy to tolerate drugs prescribed. Having said that, however, anyone can have a reaction to any given medication. If you are having specific problems with it, stop it and contact the doctor who prescribed it. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can as long as recommended by your doctor. It is safe to use long term ...Read more
Can I take generic Pepcid (famotidine) 20 mg 2x daily and sucralfate 1/2 gram 3x daily each day without any side effects?
GI meds: Hello, the medications you are taking are used for gerd, gastritis with possible peptic ulceration. The medications are very helpful especially when used together. The dosing looks good. Side effects can occur with any medication. Be sure to see your doctor, especially if you suspect and problems are still occurring. Sometimes an endoscopy and eval for a bacteria called h pylori may need treatment. ...Read more
Take Ranitidine 300, aciphex and carafate liquid for gastritis and diverticulosis. Is this the best treatment options?
No but: If helps go for it, usually a ppi [proton pump inhibitor ] like Prilosec more powerful but if caused it with too much alcohol or pain meds like aspirin or aleve/advil in heavy doses or worst yet smoking stop it all; keep stools soft with prune juice, fruits./dark green vegetables and fiber like raisan bran and coffee to clear the stools good or get worse diverticular. ...Read more
Can sucralfate tablet be dissolved into water and taken. The tablet is too big and liquid version is too expensive.
Yes (answer #1): ...that's what some did before the liquid form became available. ...Read more
Although the following side effects are common, serious side effects must be reported go your doctor. Constipation; darkened or green stools; diarrhea; nausea; stomach upset.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black. ...Read more
Moderation: Too much or too little of anything is nearly always bad. If you drink too much water without the proper electrolytes you will get water intoxication which will make you very ill. As for the other liquids, the adverse effects depend on what kind. Moderation is the key to a healthy life. ...Read more
Colonoscopy & liquid that's needed before test, causes me big side effects &now its needed again, please can u advice of alternative tests if any availabl?
Colonoscopy: There are many options for bowel preparation to choose from. Some of these options are much smaller in volume and also there is pill form. You should discuss your concerns with your GI physician to determine the best options for you. There are other options beside colonoscopy, but none of the other ones will have therapeutic benefits (most of the other ones are diagnostic). Again, discuss! ...Read more
Can I use liquid bandage 2 years after its expiration date? Would it have any side-effects if I use it?
Expired bandage: Best not to use it. Expiration dates on products protect the public. It may not be sterile at this point and the chemicals that are supposed to form a polymer suspended in a solvent may have precipitated or become toxic with time. Some bad reactions occur in some cases when not expired. ...Read more
Unlikely: You may have some changes in your stools for a day or so but otherwise there shouldn't be any problems. ...Read more
I accidentally chewed on an aleve liquid gel. I quickly washed it down with a glass of water. Will there be any bad side effects to what I did?
No problem: This will not harm youGet a more detailed answer ›
My wife had a prerupture of placenta membrane n t liquid got discharged 2 some extent n immidiately operated n t child was safe. Side effects 2 child?
I.M a trainner and I train a lot I don't take any kind of supplements just I take l carnitin liquid. What is the side effects, ? .Its safe for the heart
No side effects: I train 5 times a week. Trainer in the past. Drink a lotof water. Your body produce enough carnitine from your nutrition (red meat, fish, poultry and milk). Play a critical role for energy production at mitochondrial level. I have not seen scientific evidence proven extra carnitine, directly or indirectly, support increase muscle mass. Use acetyl L-carnitine if you still want to use it. ...Read more
What's safer with less side effects suprep or golytely (polyethylene glycol) in my opinion golytely (polyethylene glycol) is but requires a lot more of liquids vs suprep with worse side effects?
Equal: If taken properly they are equally safe. Suprep is easier to take because the volume is less. Given the large volume required for Golytely (polyethylene glycol) I rarely recommend it, except in hospitalized patients since it is more available. Both should be taken in split doses, both the evening before and about 4 hrs before the procedure for best results. ...Read more
I am taking Carafate (sucralfate) and Zantac, can I also take gas x? Is it safe I am feeling pain under the ribcage on my right side. I am also nursing. Thanks
Can I take sucralfate & omeprazole dr with this type of supplement, it's on the more powerful side of them. Http://trck. Me/248508/ thank you!
You didn't say:
You didn't say which supplement?
The link doesn't take you to a specific supplement. ...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
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
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
Can I take Carafate (sucralfate) and Prilosec at the same time? Or should they be taken at different times of the day?
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