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Sucralcoat Suspension

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Product introduction

Sucralcoat Suspension is used in the treatment of ulcers in the stomach and intestine. It contains the active ingredient sucralfate which promotes the healing of ulcers by forming a coating over them which acts as a physical barrier.

Sucralcoat Suspension is taken one hour before meals preferably at bedtime in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen.

The most common side effect of Sucralcoat Suspension are constipation and headache. To prevent constipation, take plenty of fluids while on treatment with this medicine. Dizziness and sleepiness may occasionally occur, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Before taking Sucralcoat Suspension inform the doctor if you are suffering from any liver or kidney disease. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Do not take antacids within two hours of taking Sucralcoat Suspension.


Uses of Sucralcoat Suspension

Benefits of Sucralcoat Suspension

In Treatment of Intestinal ulcers

Intestinal ulcers are painful sores that develop in the inner lining of the intestine. Sucralcoat Suspension is used to treat intestinal ulcers. Sucralcoat Suspension works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach makes, preventing further damage to the ulcer, and heals naturally. Sucralcoat Suspension also reduces pain and bleeding associated with intestinal ulcers. You may be given other medicines along with this medicine depending on what caused the ulcer. You need to keep taking Sucralcoat Suspension as prescribed by the doctor for it to be effective, even if the symptoms seem to disappear.

In Treatment of Stomach ulcers

Stomach ulcers are painful sores that develop in the inner lining of the stomach. Sucralcoat Suspension is used to treat stomach ulcers. Sucralcoat Suspension covers the damaged ulcer tissue in the stomach and protects it against stomach acid or further injury. This helps ulcers heal more quickly. $also gives relief from pain and discomfort in the stomach associated with stomach ulcers. You need to keep taking the medicine as it is prescribed for it to be effective, even if the symptoms seem to disappear.

Side effects of Sucralcoat Suspension

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Sucralcoat

  • Constipation
  • Headache

How to use Sucralcoat Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Sucralcoat Suspension is to be taken empty stomach.

How Sucralcoat Suspension works

Sucralcoat Suspension 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Sucralcoat Suspension. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sucralcoat Suspension is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Sucralcoat Suspension during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Sucralcoat Suspension may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Sucralcoat Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sucralcoat Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Sucralcoat Suspension in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Sucralcoat Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Sucralcoat Suspension, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Do not take antacids 30 minutes before or after taking this medication.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Sucralcoat Suspension can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It may take 4-6 weeks or more for the ulcers to heal completely. Do not stop taking the medicine until your doctor tells you to.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a kidney disorder.
  • Take Sucralcoat Suspension on an empty stomach, preferably 1 hour before a meal.
  • Sucralcoat Suspension aids in healing of ulcers in the stomach and intestine.
  • Take it on an empty stomach, preferably 1 hour before a meal.
  • Do not take antacids 30 minutes before or after taking this medication.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Sucralcoat Suspension can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It may take 4-6 weeks or more for the ulcers to heal completely. Do not stop taking the medicine until your doctor tells you to.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a kidney disorder.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Disaccharide Sulfates
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Interaction with drugs

Taking Sucralcoat with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. What should you avoid when taking Sucralcoat Suspension?

It is advisable to avoid taking antacids within 30 minutes of taking Sucralcoat Suspension since this medicine can decrease the absorption of some antacids if taken together.

Q. How long after taking Sucralcoat Suspension can I eat?

Sucralcoat Suspension must be taken on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.

Q. Does Sucralcoat Suspension work immediately?

No, it takes around one to two weeks for the medicine to heal an ulcer of the stomach or intestine. But continue taking Sucralcoat Suspension for the duration as prescribed by your doctor for complete healing.

Q. Does Sucralcoat Suspension cause constipation?

Yes, constipation is one of the common side effects of Sucralcoat Suspension. Include fiber in your diet (fruits and vegetables), drink 8-10 glasses of fluids a day, and keep active. A stool softener (with a doctor's prescription) once or twice a day may prevent constipation. If you do not have a bowel movement for 2-3 days, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Sucralcoat Suspension an antibiotic/sulfa drug/pain-killer/PPI?

Sucralcoat Suspension is not an antibiotic/sulfa drug/ PPI (proton-pump inhibitor) or a pain-killer. It is an ulcer protective medicine

Q. Is Sucralcoat Suspension available or sold over the counter?

No. Sucralcoat Suspension is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter

Q. Is Sucralcoat Suspension gluten free?

Yes. Sucralcoat Suspension is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q. Is Sucralcoat Suspension safe?

Yes. Sucralcoat Suspension is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q. Can I take Sucralcoat Suspension with Prilosec/Nexium/ Tylenol/Zantac/ibuprofen/Pepto?

Yes. Sucralcoat Suspension can be taken with Prilosec/Nexium/ Tylenol/Zantac/ibuprofen and Pepto if prescribed by your doctor

Q. Does Sucralcoat Suspension cause headaches/weight gain/insomnia/ heartburn?

Sucralcoat Suspension does not cause headaches/weight gain/insomnia or heartburn. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q. Is Sucralcoat Suspension a narcotic drug?

No. Sucralcoat Suspension is not a narcotic drug.

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