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Will Carafate (sucralfate) effect my other medications absorption?

Will Carafate (sucralfate) effect my other medications absorption?

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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Is the medication Carafate (sucralfate) used for the treatment of pain?

Is the medication Carafate (sucralfate) used for the treatment of pain?

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

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Can I take "pre-workout" supplements while using the medications called sucralfate 1 gm & omeprazole dr 40mg?

Can I take "pre-workout" supplements while using the medications called sucralfate 1 gm & omeprazole dr 40mg?

Ulcer?: Those two medicines are for acid reduction in ulcer or gastritis. They should not have contraindication to your intake of food or supplement unless the food defeats the purpose of the medicines like some pain meds, alcohol or cigarette.. ...Read more

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Prescribed sucralfate (4 a day) prilosec (1 a Day) penicilin vk (4 a day) What is proper order to take medications? Seems complicated to know

Prescribed sucralfate (4 a day) prilosec (1 a Day) penicilin vk (4 a day) What is proper order to take medications? Seems complicated to know

What is being: Treated here? The carafate (sucralfate) and prilosec make sense, but I don''t know why the Pen Vk is being used. Do you have an infection and your stomach is sensitive to penicillin, causing GI upset and burning/irritation, and the carafate (sucralfate) and prilosec are to reduce these symptoms? Please let us know. More information is needed. If my guess is correct, it would be best to take carafate (sucralfate), then prilosec, then Pen ...Read more

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Since sucralfate creates a protective layer in the stomach does it affect the absorption of other medications? Can I eat after taking this medication?

Since sucralfate creates a protective layer in the stomach does it affect the absorption of other medications? Can I eat after taking this medication?

Tough medication: It acts just like the pepto bismol commercials used to show with the pink coating lining the stomach. With carafate (sucralfate) being taken 4 times a day, it is difficult to time the dosing of other medications. You have to take other medications an hour before or two hours after you take carafate (sucralfate). Same with meals. Hopefully, you can heal up your stomach lining and switch over to an easier medication to take. ...Read more

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What is the drug carafate, (sucralfate) and what is it used for? Thank you.

What is the drug carafate, (sucralfate) and what is it used for? Thank you.

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

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For GI issues. Taking Ranitidine, Carafate, Compazine, (prochlorperazine) and GasX... any contradictions interactions to watch out for? Medications by primary dr. And Gastroenterology dr.

For GI issues. Taking Ranitidine, Carafate, Compazine, (prochlorperazine) and GasX... any contradictions interactions to watch out for? Medications by primary dr. And Gastroenterology dr.

Ok: These medications all have different mechanisms of action and I don't think there are contraindications or interactions to worry about. In situations or questions like this, your pharmacist, who has access to information about almost all medications, can be very helpful. ...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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Which vitamin is better D2 or D3? doctors disagree. I have b12, D deficiency, and magnesium deficiency. Have tummy issues take ppi drugs and carafate

Which vitamin is better D2 or D3? doctors disagree. I have b12, D deficiency, and magnesium deficiency. Have tummy issues take ppi drugs and carafate

I think D3.: I prefer supplementation with vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is the active form of vitamin D. D2 requires conversion to D3, and sometimes that ability to convert is lacking. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if Carafate (sucralfate) can be used for pain?

Does anyone know if Carafate (sucralfate) can be used for pain?

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

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Any side effects by using sucralfate?

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

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Will sucralfate cause my ankles to swell?

Will sucralfate cause my ankles to swell?

No: This medication is not absorbed at all and should not cause any significant side effects other than constipation (or elevated blood sugars with the suspension). ...Read more

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Can Carafate (sucralfate) be used for colitis?

Can Carafate (sucralfate) be used for colitis?

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

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Can I take Carafate (sucralfate) with caffeine?

Can I take Carafate (sucralfate) with caffeine?

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

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Was sucralfate ever available over-the-counter?

Sucralfate: Not to my knowledge. I remember when it was first released as fda approved. It has always been available only by prescription. ...Read more

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What exactly is the pill sucralfate tab used for?

What exactly is the pill sucralfate tab used for?

Stomach ulcers: Sucralfate works by forming a protective lining in the stomach to protect it from worsening or accumulating more ulcers. This medication should be taken on an empty stomach and antacids should be avoided for at least 30 minutes after taking this medication. ...Read more

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Carafate (sucralfate) vs axid?

Carafate (sucralfate) vs axid?

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

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Can Carafate (sucralfate) effect gastric emptying?

Can Carafate (sucralfate) effect gastric emptying?

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

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At bedtime should I take my sucralfate or xanax (alprazolam) first?

At bedtime should I take my sucralfate or xanax (alprazolam) first?

AnxietyHyperacidity: Thank you for informing about using Lansoprazole, Ranitidine and Sucralfate. All 3 medications are used to decrease acid in the stomach which can be due to Anxiety for which you are taking Xanax (alprazolam).
At age 30, stresses can be- relationships, marriage, separation, parenting, work and finances which can cause increase acid in stomach and Anxiety.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy, follow up of medication ...Read more

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