This medication is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the intestines. Sucralfate forms a coating over ulcers, protecting the area from further injury. This helps ulcers heal more quickly.
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It can cause Constipation, dry mouth, upset stomach, gas, and nausea may occur.
It is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to the drug.
Before taking sucralfate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney problems, swallowing problems (such as difficulty swallowing, history of aspiration), stomach/intestine problems (e.g., delayed gastric emptying), tube feeding, use of a breathing tube (tracheotomy).
Kidney function declines as you grow older. This medication contains aluminum, which is normally removed by your kidneys. Therefore, elderly people may be at greater risk for developing high aluminum levels while using this drug with other products that contain aluminum (e.g., antacids).
Hyperglycemia has been reported when drug is used in patients with diabetes
Please consult your doctor when taking this medicine if you are pregnant.
Some products that may interact with this drug include: antacids that contain aluminum, certain antibiotics (e.g., quinolones such as ciprofloxacin/levofloxacin/ofloxacin, tetracyclines), digoxin, ketoconazole, penicillamine, phenytoin, quinidine, thyroid medications (e.g., levothyroxine, liothyronine).