Generic name: Sucralfate
Carafate tablets contain sucralfate and sucralfate is an (alpha)-D-glucopyranoside, (beta)-D-fructofuranosyl-, octakis-(hydrogen sulfate), aluminum complex. Carafate is only minimally absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. The small amounts of the sulfated disaccharide that are absorbed are excreted primarily in the urine. Carafate (sucralfate) is indicated in: short-term treatment (up to 8 weeks) of active duodenal ulcer. While healing with sucralfate may occur during the first week or two, treatment should be continued for 4 to 8 weeks unless healing has been demonstrated by x-ray or endoscopic examination; maintenance therapy for duodenal ulcer patients at reduced dosage after healing of acute ulcers.
Uses of Carafate
Side Effects of Carafate
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Carafate. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Carafate:
Drug Interaction :- If Carafate is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Carafate with the following:
Although the risk of overdose with Carafate is low, any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include:
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