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Sucralfate Topical

INFORMATION

Uses

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

How it works

Sucralfate Topical 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

Constipation, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Tongue swelling, Lip swelling, Skin rash, Throat swelling, Itching, Urticaria

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Expert advice

    Frequently asked questions

    Sucralfate Topical

    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?
    Yes, sucralfate is available 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.Can I take sucralfate with Prilosec/Nexium/Tylenol/Zantac/ibuprofen/Pepto?
    It is advisable to keep a gap of at least 2 hours when taking sucralfate with Prilosec/ Nexium/ Tylenol/ Zantac/ ibuprofen and Pepto

    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.


    Content on this page was last updated on 29 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)