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Sucralfate

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antacids

Sucralfate - What is it for

The medication is used for the treatment and prevention of ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract.

Sucralfate - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Sucralfate cause?

​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:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Sucralfate, what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your healthcare professional if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication.
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Sucralfate?

​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.

Sucralfate - Dosage and How to Use

How should Sucralfate be used?

  • ​Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
  • This medication should be taken half to one hour before food.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​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.

What should I do if I overdose?

Sucralfate - Handling

How should I handle Sucralfate safely?

Sucralfate - Storage

How should I store Sucralfate?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#

How should I dispose of Sucralfate safely?

​Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.

Sucralfate - Additional Information

  • Updated on Sunday, January 31, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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