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Is Carafate (sucralfate) also good at healing esophageal damage from acid reflux?

Is Carafate (sucralfate) also good at healing esophageal damage from acid reflux?

No really: Carafate (sucralfate) is good at helping ulcers heal. If you have ulceration in your esophagus from acid reflux, then it might help. If you just have inflammation (aka "reflux esophagitis") then carafate (sucralfate) is generally a waste of time and money. It's really difficult to take (4 times per day) so I only advise my patients in whom I suspect ulcers to take carafate (sucralfate). ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Does Carafate (sucralfate) heal damage caused by chronic acid reflux? If I take this, how can I prevent aluminum toxicity?

Does Carafate (sucralfate) heal damage caused by chronic acid reflux? If I take this, how can I prevent aluminum toxicity?

Don't need to worry: about aluminum if you have normal renal function as will be excreted through your kidneys. Only take the recommended dose of carafate (sucralfate). ...Read more

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Is 40 mg of pantoprazole NA twice a day to much ? My PA at the VA prescribed this for my acid reflux plus SUCRALFATE 1GM tab

Is 40 mg of pantoprazole NA twice a day to much ? My PA at the VA prescribed this for my acid reflux  plus SUCRALFATE  1GM tab

Maximum: 40mg twice daily of Pantoprazole is the max, very high dose. Why was it prescribed? Usually this dosing, as well as the Sucralafate, is reserved for patients with documented ulcers or other severe symptoms. What was the reason for prescribing it? ...Read more

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Can Sucralfate be taken long term by patients at a risk of esophogus cancer due to acid reflux?

Can Sucralfate be taken long term by patients at a risk of esophogus cancer due to acid reflux?

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

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I have acid reflux & mild gastritis--looking for best OTC med--am on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) & Carafate (temp)...will be traveling & need convenience (no Carafate).

Gerd: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Carafate are good combination, either you can leave of the Carafate during travel and may be okay with that, if symptoms bothers off of Carafate, try ranitidine 150 mg at night.l ...Read more

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About 2 weeks ago had a flare-up of Acid Reflux and my doctor gave me Carafate 4x day and I have noticed my stool is a very dark brown after starting Carafate. Is this normal? Very happy w/results Carafate along with my Prevacid has cleared it up!

About 2 weeks ago had a flare-up of Acid Reflux and my doctor gave me Carafate 4x day and I have noticed my stool is a very dark brown after starting Carafate. Is this normal? Very happy w/results Carafate along with my Prevacid has cleared it up!

Hard to say: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, carafate changes stool It is very sticky and that will cause bile to stick to it and be brown. On the other hand, a more serious condition is bleeding into the gut which turns it dried blood color (maroon, or black. but very dark) it might be that but probably not. ...Read more

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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?

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

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So sulcrufate is rarely approved long term? How about for bile reflux? For lpr? For acid reflux? Esp. If diet fails?

So sulcrufate is rarely approved long term?  How about for bile reflux?  For lpr?  For acid reflux?  Esp. If diet fails?

Confer with doctor: Sulcrafate is pretty benign, it is a sort of "covering" for raw and inflamed spots in the digestive tract.. Having reflux is a complex problem, and you may require some testing to answer the question.... ...Read more

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What is a acid reflux?

Wrong way: It is a condition by which acid an food particles creep up into your esophagus . The minuscule between your esophagus and stomach is not working properly. Several causes. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have acid reflux?

Stumped the doctor.: You really must give me more symptoms than that. ...Read more

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Which stops acid reflux?

GERD: If you mean absolute stopping it, see your GI doctor about newer surgeries otherwise you may control it by diet and medication. ...Read more

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How to cure acid reflux?

How to cure acid reflux?

Medications and diet: GERD or reflux is when the acid goes up in food pipe and burn the lining most of the time it is associated with hiatal hernia which is internal hernia not visible to outside most of the time medication diet by avoiding spicy and greasy food and stop smoking and losing weight you can control the symptoms for cure you need surgery to repair the hernia and wrap the stomach around food pipe ...Read more

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Can acid reflux be cured?

Medications are best: There is a surgery, but it is only for those who have failed medical therapy. Need to use mechanical and preventive precautions seriously. Then add h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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Symptoms of an acid reflux?

Symptoms of an acid reflux?

Heartburn: Commonly known as heartburn, acid reflux can cause burning in the esophagus and a sour tasted in the back of the throat. If left untreated it can cause scarring of the esophagus. ...Read more

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Is milktea bad for acid reflux?

Is milktea bad for acid reflux?

Probably: Tea/coffee as well as fatty food worsen reflux. Thus non-fat milk would be better for you. As for tea/coffee, it doesn't matter whether it is caffeinated or not. ...Read more

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Natural remides for acid reflux?

Natural remides for acid reflux?

Ginger!: First try to figure out what is giving you the acid reflux.
Type of foods? What time id it worse? Is it associated with meals? Activity? Does it get better when you eat? Seeing a dr ? Has h.Pylori been ruled out? Weight issues?
Assuming all this has been done a couple of tips: fresh cut ginger┬┤root, about 1 tsp, pour boiling water over it , 1 cup, simmer 10 min, add juice from 1/2 lemon, sip. ...Read more

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Which foods trigger acid reflux?

Lots: Fatty foods, spicy foods, tomatoes, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint and late meals to name some if the most common. ...Read more

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How can acid reflux be treated ?

Couple ways: With lifestyle modification (try a web search for simple tips) also with prescription medication as well as over the counter meds. You may wish to try an over the counter medication and if no improvement see your dr for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Are pancakes bad for acid reflux?

Are pancakes bad for acid reflux?

Not the pancake: It is the butter which makes them bad for reflux. ...Read more

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What are good foods for acid reflux?

Avoid: caffeine, alcohol and cigarette smoking and any food that makes it worse, Avoid laying down within 2 hours of eating,do not overeat, There are no foods that help it. ...Read more

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Hi, what are symptoms of acid reflux?

Many symptoms: Symptoms of acid reflux include heart burn, chest pain, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, acid taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting and others. See your doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms to confirm the diagnosis and to give you a treatment plan. ...Read more

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How strong is the acid in acid-reflux?

How strong is the acid in acid-reflux?

Strong: The stomach acid is strong. It is mostly hydrochloric acid and potassium and sodium chloride. It has a ph of 1.5 to 3.5. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for acid reflux?

Antacid: Start with otc Pepcid (famotidine) or mylanta. If does not work try Prilosec otc. If you still have reflux and pain go to your doctor for possible referral for upper endoscopy to look inside your stomach. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have acid reflux?

It causes heart burn: When acid moves up and down your esophagus, you will know because you will burp often and food can regurgitate into your throat/mouth and often there would be a heart burn causing discomfort in your upper abdomen. ...Read more

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What happens if I don't treat acid reflux?

What happens if I don't treat acid reflux?

Mucosal changes: In the worst case scenario, longstanding untreated esophageal reflux can lead to changes in the lining of the esophagus that may increase risk of certain esophageal cancers. You should see your doctor to discuss whether or not your pattern of reflux puts you at higher risk. ...Read more

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Are pancakes and syrup ok for acid reflux?

Are pancakes and syrup ok for acid reflux?

Pancakes & GERD.: The main thing that concerns me about pancakes in this context would be the size of your breakfast. Pancakes are usually the main part of a large breakfast, and large meals can trigger reflux. Using a citrus product on them, like an orange marmalade, could trigger reflux as well. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of acid reflux?

What are the common causes of acid reflux?

Weak reflux valve: Certain foods increase acid production by the stomach such as tomato-based foods, alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, and spicy foods. Then if a person's natural anti-reflux valve at the top of the stomach is weak or failing, the acid goes up and burns the sensitive esophagus, causing heartburn. Avoiding those foods and acid meds can reduce the gerd episodes. Anti-reflux surgery can cure gerd. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Sewa Legha
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Sucralfate (Definition)

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