Carafate (Oral)

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crushing carafate tablets

I have been prescribed CARAFATE tablets which I am supposed to crush, add to a bit of water, then swish and swallow. The tablets do not seem to disolve no matter how long I stir it. It feels very gritty. Also, how much water should be used to disolve ...
by Sue in Ellsworth, Maine, 10/04/2006


i am taking 1gm of oral carafate and it gets stuck in my throat every time. can i just chew it. i had to the other day. please let me know. thanks
by LYNN A HOLCOMB in caldwell,idaho, 09/11/2008


i accidently gave my 3 month old carafate, thinking it was his thrush medicine. should i be concerned? could this hurt him? he got about 3 doses before i saw it was his brothers medicine, not his. Get back to me soon. thanks. michelle
by Michelle in usa, 11/20/2007

Carafate (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Carafate (Oral)

Carafate (Oral) Medication Classification


Carafate (Oral) Brandname


Carafate (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Sucralfate (soo-KRAL-fate) Treats ulcers and other stomach problems.

When To Not Use Carafate (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to it.

How Should You Use Carafate (Oral)

Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine unless your doctor tells you to, even if you feel better.
  • Take your medicine on an empty stomach. Swallow the tablet with a glass of water.
  • Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, take the medicine 1 hour before meals and at bedtime.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine using a measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • Shake the oral liquid medicine well before using.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take your medicine as soon as you remember that you missed your dose.
  • If it is nearly time for your next dose, wait until then to take your medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at one time.

Proper Carafate (Oral) Storage

Store Carafate (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Carafate (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Carafate (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Antacids may be taken one-half hour before or after taking sucralfate.
  • You should not take other medicines within 2 hours before or after taking sucralfate. If you need help deciding the best times to take your other medicines, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Carafate (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Check with your doctor before taking if you have kidney problems or are on dialysis.

Carafate (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Rash, hives, or itching
  • Swelling of the face or mouth
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Mild stomach cramps, diarrhea
  • Upset stomach, gas
  • Dizziness

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