Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Carafate

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Sulcrate Suspension Plus

Descriptions


Sucralfate is used to treat and prevent duodenal ulcers. This medicine may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Sucralfate works by forming a ``barrier'' or ``coating'' over the ulcer. This protects the ulcer from the acid of the stomach, allowing it to heal. Sucralfate contains an aluminum salt.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, sucralfate is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Gastric ulcers
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (a condition in which stomach acid washes back into the esophagus)
  • Stomach or intestinal ulcers resulting from stress or trauma damage or from damage caused by medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Suspension
  • Tablet