Information about Sucralfate

Sucralfate Uses

Sucralfate is used in the treatment of intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

How Sucralfate works

Sucralfate 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 of Sucralfate

Constipation
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Available Medicine for Sucralfate

SucrafilFourrts India Laboratories Pvt Ltd
37 to ₹3703 variant(s)
SucralStrassenburg Pharmaceuticals.Ltd
76 to ₹1564 variant(s)
SparacidDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
71 to ₹782 variant(s)
Sufrate OEskag Pharma Pvt Ltd
2601 variant(s)
MacralfateMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
1441 variant(s)
SftCaplet India Pvt Ltd
107 to ₹1432 variant(s)
PepsigardSAF Fermion Ltd
66 to ₹1472 variant(s)
CoatzTTK Healthcare Ltd
1611 variant(s)
Pepsigard JuniorSAF Fermion Ltd
981 variant(s)
SucramalMenarini India Pvt Ltd
70 to ₹1424 variant(s)

Expert advice for Sucralfate

  • Sucralfate 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 Sucralfate 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.

Frequently asked questions for Sucralfate

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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