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CARAFATE (sucralfate) Suspension is indicated in the short-term (up to 8 weeks) treatment of active duodenal ulcer.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Active Duodenal Ulcer
The recommended adult oral dosage for duodenal ulcer is 1 g (10 mL/2 teaspoons) four times per day. CARAFATE should be administered on an empty stomach. Antacids may be prescribed as needed for relief of pain but should not be taken within one-half hour before or after sucralfate.
While healing with sucralfate may occur during the first week or two, treatment should be continued for 4 to 8 weeks unless healing has been demonstrated by X-ray or endoscopic examination.
In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy (See PRECAUTIONS Geriatric Use).
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Aptalis Pharma US, Inc. at 1-800-472-2634 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch
CARAFATE (sucralfate) Suspension 1 g/10 mL is a pink suspension supplied in bottles of 14 fl oz (NDC 58914-170-14).
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING. AVOID FREEZING.
Store at controlled room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F)[see USP].
Aptalis Pharma US, Inc. 100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 USA. Prescribing Information rev. March 2013This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/21/2013
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