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How Long For Carafate To Work
Had cholecystectomy 2 months taking sucralfate for a week for bile reflux. Really bad chest pain and sore throat. how long for sucralfate to work?
1 to 2 weeks.: I would think that if the sucralfate is going to actually help, you should start noticing some improvement within 1 to 2 weeks. If you do not, then I would return to your doctor for the next step in the work up and/or the treatment of your symptoms. Good luck. ...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 dont 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?
No problems: there is no contraindication to taking both medicines. ...Read more
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
Have acute gastritis. Really bad nausea can't even eat 3 crackers w/o getting nausea. Have zofran but doesn't always work. Also hv carafate (sucralfate) what next ?
PPI: If you have gastritis, an H2 blocker or proton pump inhibitor (PPI) may help your symptoms. Ur may also need a urea breath test or stool test to rule out H. Pylori infection. If positive, ur will also need antibiotics. In the meantime, can add melanoma/maalox until H2/PPI start working. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with gastritis/ intestinal metaplasia last month. I'm on Prilosec and carafate (sucralfate). How long should it take for healing/reversal?
Your treating doctor: You doctor will guide you further. Most times gastritis heals pretty quickly...Like in a couple of weeks. Metaplasia/dysplasia is somewhat more unpredictable but follow up examination of your stomach should be considered in order to monitor this change at least once yearly till it normalizes. ...Read more
Bile gastritis from gallbladder removal. On Carafate, Aciphex (rabeprazole). How long does it take to start feeling better? Not getting relief after 3 days.
Ans: It will take at least a few months for the body to adjust itself. Be patient and watch what you eat ...Read more
Mild gastritis for 3 month. Bland diet but intense pain hunger and tender around navel area. How long to heal? Taking carafate, (sucralfate) pantoprazole.
Gastritis?: The lack of response to standard treatment is of concern. There are many questions that need to be answered: have you undergone endoscopy (scope into stomach) and duodenum (small intestine); are you pregnant? Further testing may be indicated, depending on the results of the endoscopy. A more rare, but possible condition, could be a diverticular hernia (an intestinal congenital diverticulum). ...Read more
Chronic diarrhea from iliestomy and j pouch. Imodium, lomotil doesn't work. Should i try carafate (sucralfate)?
NO....: You need to speak with your surgeon. I wouldn't pursue relief by altering my medications without some medical guidance. Good luck. ...Read more
I've been diag with chronic gastritis. Blood work and egd neg for hp no nsaids diverticulosis 2 bleeders stopped Carafate (sucralfate) &ppi but still in pain.Help!
How long does it take gastritis & esophagitis symptoms to resolve when treated with Prilosec & carafate (sucralfate)? (nausea/vomiting/difficulty swallowing)
How long does protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate generally take to start giving relief? I have bad stomach pain and heart burn.
Sucralfate: It is recommended to take it on empty stomach. It takes 1-2 hours to start working. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can as long as recommended by your doctor.It is safe to use long term ...Read more
Yes but (answer #2): Sucralfate is adjunctive therapy that likely forms a coating over damaged tissue, in theory protecting the area from further injury. No drug is perfect however, so long-term safety and efficacy here may not achieve your goal. ...Read more
Have bile reflux after cholecystectomy. GI prescribed denoltab. Is this med better than sucralfate and If does not work what's next to treat bile?
Different medication: Denoltab is a bismuth containing compound that is often used for gastric ulcers associated with H. pylori. It coats the stomach and helps protect the ulcer bed to allow it to heal. Sucralfate has a different mechanism of action and may be more effective for bile reflux symptoms it also binds bile salts. If true reflux of the esophagus and Meds don't work you may benefit from anti-reflux surgery. ...Read more
I had the gastric bypass 2007 and I have a anastomotic ulcer. I 'm taking raniidine 150 and sucralfate 1 mg 3x/day. I in pain and 8yrs is too long?
My 13 year old is taking sucralfate for stomach ache how long should it be before it starts working?
Depends on injury.:
Sucralfate is absorbed very minimally and works by coating the lining of the stomach to protect any ulcers or inflammation from the acids in the stomach.
It should be taken 4 times a day at least 1 hour before meals to allow for coating of the stomach. Pain relief should occur after a few doses, but if persist after 3 -4 days, contact your doctor for advise regarding your symptoms. ...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
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 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
Ulcer therapy: It is used more in ulcers by coating the ulcer and helping to heal faster. I dont think it helps gastric emptying. ...Read more
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