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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Ucrafate. Please consult your doctor.
Ucrafate is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, ther... View More
Ucrafate is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Ucrafate may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Ucrafate should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ucrafate may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Ucrafate in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Ucrafate is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of ulcers in the stomach and intestine. It forms a coating over ulcers and creates a physical ... View More
Uses of Ucrafate
- Intestinal ulcers
- Stomach ulcers
Side effects of Ucrafate
How to use Ucrafate
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and ta... View More
How Ucrafate works
Ucrafate forms a coating over the ulcer or any other raw surface. This creates a physical barrier that protects the ulcer/raw surface from the gastric a... View More
What if you forget to take Ucrafate?
If you miss a dose of Ucrafate, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your ... View More
- Ucrafate aids in healing of ulcers in the stomach and intestine.
- Take it on an empty stomach, preferably 1 hour before a meal.
- Do not take antacids 30 minutes before or after taking this medication.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Ucrafate can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- It may take 4-6 weeks or more for the ulcers to heal completely. Do not stop taking the medicine until your doctor tells you to.
- Inform your doctor if you have a kidney disorder.
Peptic ulcer, Chronic gastritis, GI haemorrhage from stress ulceration
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take on an empty stomach 1 hr before or 2 hr after meals.
Oral Chronic gastritis; Peptic ulcer Adult: 1 g 4 times daily or 2 g bid for 4-8 wk, may extend up to 12 wk if necessary. Maintenance dose of 1 g bid ... View More
Oral Chronic gastritis; Peptic ulcer Child: 1 mth-2 yr: 250 mg 4-6 times daily; 2-12 yr: 500 mg 4-6 times daily and 12-18 yr: 1 g 4-6 times daily. ... View More
Renal failure: Use with caution; aluminum salt may accumulate
Mode of Action
Sucralfate protects GI lining against peptic acid, pepsin and bile salts by binding with positively-charged proteins in exudates forming a viscous paste... View More
Systemic aluminum toxicity may occur in patients with chronic renal failure. Neonates, children; pregnancy and lactation. Lactation: Probably safe be... View More
1-10% Constipation (2%) <1% Diarrhea,Dizziness,Dry mouth,Flatulence,Headache,Indigestion,Insomnia,Nausea,Vertigo,Vomiting Frequency Not Defined ... View More
Avoid antacids within 30 min of sucralfate admin. May reduce absorption of tetracyclines, ranitidine, ketoconazole, theophylline, phenytoin, cimetidine ... View More
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