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Carafate Tablets Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is sucralfate (Carafate Tablets)?
- What are the possible side effects of sucralfate (Carafate Tablets)?
- What is the most important information I should know about sucralfate (Carafate Tablets)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking sucralfate (Carafate Tablets)?
- How should I take sucralfate (Carafate Tablets)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Carafate Tablets)?
- What happens if I overdose (Carafate Tablets)?
- What should I avoid while taking sucralfate (Carafate Tablets)?
- What other drugs will affect sucralfate (Carafate Tablets)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking sucralfate (Carafate Tablets)?
To make sure you can safely take sucralfate, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- kidney disease; or
- if you are on dialysis.
FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether sucralfate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take sucralfate (Carafate Tablets)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take sucralfate on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure the liquid with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Take this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the ulcer is completely healed.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Carafate Tablets Information
- Carafate Tablets Drug Interactions Center: sucralfate oral
- Carafate Tablets Side Effects Center
- Carafate Tablets Overview including Precautions
- Carafate Tablets FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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