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Composition for SUCRAL

Sucralfate(1000 mg)

food interaction for SUCRAL

alcohol interaction for SUCRAL

pregnancy interaction for SUCRAL

lactation interaction for SUCRAL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Sucral 1000mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sucral 1000mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for SUCRAL

Sucralfate(1000 mg)

Uses

Sucral 1000mg tablet is used in the treatment of intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

How it works

Sucral 1000mg tablet 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.

Common side effects

Nausea, Dry mouth, Indigestion, Constipation, Rash

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Expert advice for SUCRAL

  • Do not take the Sucralfate at least 2 hours before or after taking other medicines. It may interact with these other medicines
  • Take 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.

Frequently asked questions for SUCRAL

Sucralfate

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 18 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)