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Carafate Suspension

Carafate Suspension Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Carafate Suspension)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but avoid taking any other medications within 2 hours after you take sucralfate. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose (Carafate Suspension)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking sucralfate (Carafate Suspension)?

Avoid taking any other medications within 2 hours before or after you take sucralfate. Sucralfate can make it harder for your body to absorb other medications you take by mouth.

Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice. Use only the type of antacid your doctor recommends. Some antacids can make it harder for sucralfate to work in your stomach. If your doctor does recommend using an antacid, avoid taking it within 30 minutes before or after taking sucralfate.

What other drugs will affect sucralfate (Carafate Suspension)?

Sucralfate can make it harder for your body to absorb other medications you take by mouth. Tell your doctor if you are taking:

  • cimetidine (Tagamet);
  • digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
  • levothyroxine (Synthroid);
  • phenytoin (Dilantin);
  • quinidine (Quin-G);
  • ranitidine (Zantac);
  • tetracycline (Ala-Tet, Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap);
  • theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Theochron, Uniphyl, and others);
  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); or
  • certain antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), ketoconazole (Nizoral), and others.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with sucralfate. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about sucralfate.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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