Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

Take this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if you begin to feel better. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

Take this medicine on an empty stomach.

Shake the oral liquid well before each use. Measure each dose with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.

If you are also using an antacid, take it more than one half-hour before or after taking sucralfate oral liquid.

If you are taking cimetidine, ciprofloxacin, digoxin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin, or ranitidine, take them 2 hours before you take sucralfate oral liquid.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (suspension):
    • To treat duodenal ulcers:
      • Adults—One gram (g) (10 milliliters [mL]) four times a day, taken on an empty stomach for 4 to 8 weeks.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • To treat duodenal ulcers:
      • Adults—One gram (g) four times a day, taken on an empty stomach for 4 to 8 weeks.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • To prevent duodenal ulcers:
      • Adults—One gram (g) two times a day, taken on an empty stomach.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, 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 regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.