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IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

SUCRALFATE SUSPENSION - ORAL

(sue-KRAL-fate)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Carafate

USES: This medication is used to treat ulcers in the intestines. Sucralfate forms a coating over ulcers, protecting the area from further injury. This helps ulcers heal more quickly.

HOW TO USE: Shake the bottle well before each dose. Take this medicine by mouth, usually 2 teaspoonfuls 4 times daily, on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before a meal, or as directed by your doctor.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.

Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you do not feel ulcer pain. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. It may take 4 to 8 weeks for your ulcer to heal completely.

Sucralfate may react with other drugs taken at the same time, preventing their full absorption. It is best to take other drugs 2 hours before or after sucralfate to avoid drug interactions.

Antacids can be used with this medicine, but they should be taken at least 30 minutes before or after sucralfate.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after you have been taking sucralfate for 4 weeks.

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