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CARAFATE Suspension contains sucralfate and sucralfate is an α-D-glucopyranoside, β-Dfructofuranosyl-, octakis-(hydrogen sulfate), aluminum complex.
CARAFATE Suspension for oral administration contains 1 g of sucralfate per 10 mL.
CARAFATE Suspension also contains: colloidal silicon dioxide NF, FD&C Red #40, flavor, glycerin USP, methylcellulose USP, methylparaben NF, microcrystalline cellulose NF, purified water USP, simethicone USP, and sorbitol solution USP. 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...
What are the precautions when taking sucralfate (Carafate Suspension)?
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, stomach/intestine problems (e.g., delayed gastric emptying), tube feeding.
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 using this drug with other products that contain aluminum (e.g., antacids).
If you are pregnant, tell your...
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/21/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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