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What Is Carafate Slurry Used For
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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.
No: It doesn't cause aluminum toxicity. Good luck.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
Hi, does Carafate (sucralfate) go in the fridge after opening it? Carafate (sucralfate) is for ulser
Can I take Carafate (sucralfate) and Prilosec at the same time? Or should they be taken at different times of the day?
Yes you can: Usually these meeds are taken before a meal. If you have acid reflux omeprazoke is better. But you can take them together.
Is Carafate (sucralfate) safe? What about aluminum toxicity? Also, How long is an appropriate amount of time to be on it?
Yes, safe: 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.
Can I take carafate to treat esophagite and take Xanax (alprazolam)? Same time? Or past 10 minutes? For how long to treat esophagite? Thx.
No problems: There is no contraindication to taking both medicines.
Allergic to Carafate (sucralfate) (face started swelling). Any alternatives that do the same thing?
My dr gave me Carafate (sucralfate) 1Gm 4 times a day. Does it have Sulfa drugs in it cause I'm allergic to sulfa and penicillin. Thanks?
No: No risk of allergic cross reactivity with sulfa or penicillin.