Sucralfate is generally used in treatment of intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. For directions before use, please check the label. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Sucralfate is to be taken empty stomach.
How it works
Sucralfate forms a coating over the ulcer or any other raw surface. This creates a physical barrier that protects the ulcer/raw surface from the gastric acid or any other injury, allowing it to heal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Sucralfate an antibiotic/sulfa drug/pain-killer/PPI? Sucralfate is not an antibiotic/sulfa drug/ PPI (proton-pump inhibitor) or a pain-killer. It is an ulcer protective medicine
Q. Is Sucralfate available or sold over the counter? No. Sucralfate is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter
Q. Is Sucralfate gluten free? Yes. Sucralfate is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Is Sucralfate safe? Yes. Sucralfate is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. Can I take Sucralfate with Prilosec/Nexium/ Tylenol/Zantac/ibuprofen/Pepto? Yes. Sucralfate can be taken with Prilosec/Nexium/ Tylenol/Zantac/ibuprofen and Pepto if prescribed by your doctor
Q. Does Sucralfate cause headaches/weight gain/insomnia/ heartburn? Sucralfate does not cause headaches/weight gain/insomnia or heartburn. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Q. Is Sucralfate a narcotic drug? No. Sucralfate is not a narcotic drug.
Do not take the Sucralfate at least 2 hours before or after taking other medicines. It may interact with these other medicinesTake Sucralfate on an empty stomach, preferably 1 hour before a meal.Avoid taking antacids, before or after 30 minutes of taking a dose of Sucralfate.Notify your doctor if you have a kidney disorder, as it may put you at a greater risk of developing aluminum overload.Notify your doctor, if you are or planning to become pregnant.
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