"VANCOUVER, British Columbia â€” There is a small but statistically significant increased risk for acute pancreatitis among the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor class of glucose-lowering agents used in type 2 diabetes treatment, a new meta-a"...
Due to limited experience in humans with overdosage of sucralfate, no specific treatment recommendations can be given. Acute oral toxicity studies in animals, however, using doses up to 12 g/kg body weight, could not find a lethal dose. Sucralfate is only minimally absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Risks associated with acute overdosage should, therefore, be minimal. In rare reports describing sucralfate overdose, most patients remained asymptomatic. Those few reports where adverse events were described included symptoms of dyspepsia, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
Carafate is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity reactions to the active substance or to any of the excipients.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/13/2016
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