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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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...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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Reflux symptoms after cholecystectomy 4 months ago. Tried sucralfate and denoltab caused constipation. Does symptoms get better in time with no meds?

Reflux symptoms after cholecystectomy 4 months ago. Tried sucralfate and denoltab caused constipation. Does symptoms get better in time with no meds?

Four months is: A long time. Your symptoms should have improved by now. Consult with GI specialist, because something else might be going on. ...Read more

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I'm taking 1 omeprazole 40 mg 1x day, 1 famotidine 20 mg every 8 hours and 1 sucralfate 1gm 3 x day. Can that cause kidney pain?

I'm taking 1 omeprazole 40 mg 1x day, 1 famotidine 20 mg every 8 hours and 1 sucralfate 1gm 3 x day. Can that cause kidney pain?

Unlikely: Sounds like you taking medications that target you stomach - they should not cause any damage to kidneys. Having said that, the visceral (from internal organs) pain and discomfort is often hard to localize due to referred sensation and the way our nervous system works. The best would be to get in touch with your doctor so you it can be examined and discussed in details. ...Read more

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Took Carafate (sucralfate). Caused nausea. Stopped it then Nausea went away. Started amoxicillin and ciproloxacin eye drops. Nausea came back. Won't go away.?

Took Carafate (sucralfate). Caused nausea. Stopped it then Nausea went away. Started amoxicillin and ciproloxacin eye drops. Nausea came back. Won't go away.?

Nausea: Are you still taking the eye drops? You can get nausea related to the drops. Check with your Dr. If the nausea persists despite being off all medication. Are there any other symptoms associated with the nausea? ...Read more

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With ehlers danlos hypermobility caused gerd, gastritis, esophagitis does it need to betreated ddifferently. Omeprazole Carafate (sucralfate) not working?

With ehlers danlos hypermobility caused gerd, gastritis, esophagitis does it need to betreated ddifferently. Omeprazole Carafate (sucralfate) not working?

If gastroparesis: High prevalence of GI manifestations including severe chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease, and/or chronic abdominal pain. Gastroparesis, slow gastric emptying, is also seen. If this is present as well as reflux then medication has to be taken to speed up stomach. Gastroparesis is usually diagnosed by nuclear gastric emptying test. ...Read more

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If I have abdominal pain due to stomach ulcer. Can I take sucralfate to protect ulcer and dicyclomine for stomach pain Will it cause any reaction?

If I have abdominal pain due to stomach ulcer. Can I take sucralfate to protect ulcer and dicyclomine for stomach pain Will it cause any reaction?

Interaction: There should be no harmful interaction between those two medications. Don't take the dicyclomine soon after the sucralafate which may interfere with the absorption of the dicyclomine. ...Read more

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Can being treated with Carafate and Nexium (esomeprazole) suppress H. Pylori but not eradicate it and then cause symptoms to resurge once said treatment ceases?

Can being treated with Carafate and Nexium (esomeprazole) suppress H. Pylori but not eradicate it and then cause symptoms to resurge once said treatment ceases?

H Pylori: Hi, Neither Carafate nor Nexium (esomeprazole) eradicates H Pylori, Carafate coats the lining of the stomach therefore protect it from acid, Nexium (esomeprazole) decreases the secretion of acid therefore decreases the damage from acid. The only way to eradicate H. Pylori is Antibiotics treatment. ...Read more

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Can Rheumatoid arthritis cause thrush on tongue? I am HIV negative and take aciphex, (rabeprazole) carafate, and arthrotec.

Can Rheumatoid arthritis cause thrush on tongue? I am HIV negative and take aciphex, (rabeprazole) carafate, and arthrotec.

Not a cause: There are multiple interactions between rheumatology and oral pathology. Oral thrush is common in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with high-dose corticosteroids. However, it is not a direct cause. Take care. ...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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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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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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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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Are there any alternatives to sucralfate for ulcer treatment?

Are there any alternatives to sucralfate for ulcer treatment?

PPIs: Proton pump inhibitors or h2 receptor antagonists. However, if you have been infected with helicobacter pylori you will need treatment for this. See you doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...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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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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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

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What would happen if I took Nexium (esomeprazole) and sucralfate at the same time?

What would happen if I took Nexium (esomeprazole) and sucralfate at the same time?

Yes, you can: There are no known interactions between these medicines. Always talk to your doctor before starting any new prescription or over-the-counter medication ...Read more

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I'm on Prevacid 30mg and carafate (sucralfate). Is light green BMs normal on these meds?

Maybe carafate (sucralfate): Doubt this is clear. Consider eliminating this and see if the color changes or then trade and eliminate Prevacid (lansoprazole). You may need to see the gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Hello doctors, are ulsanic sucralfate suspension suitable for kids under of over 12 years?

Hello doctors, are ulsanic sucralfate suspension suitable for kids under of over 12 years?

Maybe: This is a medication that has not had an official clearance for use in kids (under 18). My backup, pediatric gastroenterologists will occasionally use it off label in difficult cases, usually after they have verified the kids problems with endoscopy.The medication can be quite effective in symptom relief, but its many potential side effects make general or long term use in kids problematic ...Read more

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Hi, does Carafate (sucralfate) go in the fridge after opening it? Carafate (sucralfate) is for ulser

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

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