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Composition for SUCRALCOAT ANO


food interaction for SUCRALCOAT ANO

alcohol interaction for SUCRALCOAT ANO

pregnancy interaction for SUCRALCOAT ANO

lactation interaction for SUCRALCOAT ANO

It is better to take Sucralcoat ano cream empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sucralcoat ano cream is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Sucralfate is used to treat stomach ulcers, bowel ulcers and inflammation of the stomach.

How it works

Sucralfate belongs to a category of drugs called as ulcer-healing medications. It works by forming a protective lining over the ulcer and protects it from acid, bile salts and enzymes.

Common side effects

Nausea, Dry mouth, Indigestion, Constipation, Rash


Pulseless ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia, epidural anaesthesia, spinal anaesthesia, surface anaesthesia, percutaneous infiltration anaesthesia, peripheral nerve block.

How it works

Lidocaine stabilizes the neuronal membrane by inhibiting the ionic fluxes required for the initiation and conduction of impulses thereby effecting local anesthetic action. Lidocaine alters signal conduction in neurons by blocking the fast voltage gated sodium (Na+) channels in the neuronal cell membrane that are responsible for signal propagation.

Common side effects

Convulsion, Confusion, Drowsiness, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Dizziness, Respiratory depression


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Expert advice for SUCRALCOAT ANO

  • Do not take the medicine If you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • Take sucralfate on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
  • Avoid taking any other medications within 2 hours before or after you take sucralfate.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this medicine as it may make you feel dizzy.

Frequently asked questions for SUCRALCOAT ANO


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 24 May, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)