Sucralfate - Drug Information

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General Information on Sucralfate

Generic Name : Sucralfate

Pronunciation : soo' kral fate

Latest prescription information about Sucralfate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y53.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiulcers

Why is Sucralfate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a gastric protective agent, prescribed for intestinal ulcers. 

When should Sucralfate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Sucralfate?

Adult- PO- The recommended dosage for duodenal ulcer is 1 g four times per day on an empty stomach.

How should Sucralfate be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Sucralfate?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, kidney disease, sugar, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Sucralfate?

   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, gastric discomfort, indigestion, flatulence and dry mouth.
   Skin : Itching and rash.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, sleeplessness, sleepiness and unsteadiness.
   Miscellaneous : Back pain and headache.

What are the other precautions for Sucralfate?

Avoid excess dosage. Not recommended in children under 15 years. Bezoar formation has been reported and caution is needed in patients with delayed gastric emptying.

What are the storage conditions of Sucralfate?

Store it at room temperature (25C).


Schedule : H

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