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Will Sucralfate Cause Ankles Swell
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
No: It doesn't cause aluminum toxicity. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Chest pressure/shortness of breath/sometimes nausea. Not constant, many times daily heart ok. Just started Carafate (sucralfate) for potential reflux. Other causes?
Start there and: See if it improves...If so then you have your answer. If not need to keep looking. ...Read more
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?
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
Diagnosised w/mild antral gastritis & mild GERD waiting 4 h pylori results-take Prilosec bid & carafate-can not eating enough cause break thru reflux?
Can Rheumatoid arthritis cause thrush on tongue? I am HIV negative and take aciphex, (rabeprazole) carafate, and arthrotec.
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
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
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
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
Yes: Yes you can as long as recommended by your doctor. It is safe to use long term ...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
Dr. Asst. Prescribed sucralfate 1gm 4 x a day. Should I be concerned about taking so much aluminium as it is linked to alzhimers? Am 64 female
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: It is recommended to take it on empty stomach. It takes 1-2 hours to start working. ...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
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
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
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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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
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
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
Can sucralfate tablet be dissolved into water and taken. The tablet is too big and liquid version is too expensive.
Yes (answer #1): ...that's what some did before the liquid form became available. ...Read more
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