SUCRALFATE (Oral) (Tablet)
Questions | Reviews
I have been taking Sucralfate for about 3 days and have had more stomach pain and a metallic taste in my mouth. Is that normal?
by kristine in Green Bay, WI, 07/13/2010
i want more information in this prescription due to im taken it it was refer to due to i have a stomachal bacterial infection and i have signs of cancer in the stomach
by marisol in new york, 06/29/2006
SUCRALFATE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information
SUCRALFATE (Oral) (Tablet)
SUCRALFATE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification
SUCRALFATE (By mouth)
SUCRALFATE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname
SUCRALFATE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment
Sucralfate (soo-KRAL-fate) Treats ulcers and other stomach problems.
When To Not Use SUCRALFATE (Oral) (Tablet)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to it.
How Should You Use SUCRALFATE (Oral) (Tablet)
- 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 SUCRALFATE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage
Store SUCRALFATE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep SUCRALFATE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using SUCRALFATE (Oral) (Tablet)
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.
SUCRALFATE (Oral) (Tablet) 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.
SUCRALFATE (Oral) (Tablet) 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:
- Dry mouth
- Mild stomach cramps, diarrhea
- Upset stomach, gas