The medication is used for the treatment and prevention of ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract.
The most common side effect associated with sucralfate is constipation. Other side effects include dry mouth and nausea. If persistent, or if these effects cause significant discomfort, please consult your healthcare professional.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
This drug commonly affects the effect of other drugs administered at the same time. Space at least 2 hours apart from other medications. Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking other medications. This includes but is not limited to some medications for the treatment of brittle bones (e.g. alendronate/risedronate), certain heart medications, medications for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and warfarin. In some cases, this can be overcome by separating administration of these medications by an appropriate time interval. Seek the advice of your healthcare professional where applicable.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.