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Carafate Tablets

CARAFATE
(sucralfate) Tablets

DRUG DESCRIPTION

CARAFATE Tablets contain sucralfate and sucralfate is an a-D-glucopyranoside, β-D-fructofuranosyl-, octakis-(hydrogen sulfate), aluminum complex.

Carafate (sucralfate) structural formula illustration

Tablets for oral administration contain 1 g of sucralfate.

Also contain: D & C Red #30 Lake, FD&C Blue #1 Lake, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and starch. Therapeutic category: antiulcer.

What are the possible side effects of sucralfate (Carafate)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting, upset stomach;
  • stomach pain;
  • constipation, diarrhea;
  • mild itching or skin rash;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • dizziness, drowsiness, spinning sensation;
  • headache; or
  • back pain.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side...

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What are the precautions when taking sucralfate (Carafate Tablets)?

Before taking sucralfate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney problems, swallowing problems (such as difficulty swallowing, history of aspiration), stomach/intestine problems (e.g., delayed gastric emptying), tube feeding, use of a breathing tube (tracheotomy).

Kidney function declines as you grow older. This medication contains aluminum, which is normally removed by your kidneys. Therefore, elderly people may be at greater risk for developing high aluminum levels while...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 8/13/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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