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Carafate

  • Generic Name: sucralfate
  • Brand Name: Carafate Tablets
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/30/2018

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP


Last reviewed on RxList
10/30/2018

Carafate ( sucralfate ) is an anti-ulcer medication used to treat duodenal ulcers. Carafate is available in generic form. Common side effects of Carafate include:

  • constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting ,
  • upset stomach,
  • stomach pain,
  • indigestion ,
  • gas,
  • dry mouth ,
  • itching or skin rash,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • dizziness,
  • drowsiness,
  • spinning sensation,
  • headache,
  • back pain ,
  • or, hypersensitivity reactions (shortness of breath, lip swelling, and hives).

Carafate is administered orally in the form of tablets. Lower than usual dosages are recommended for elderly patients and adolescents. Drug interactions of Carafate may include reactions with other drugs taken at the same time, preventing their full absorption. It is best to take other drugs 2 hours before or after sucralfate to avoid drug interactions. Tell your doctor if you are taking cimetidine , digoxin , levothyroxine , phenytoin , quinidine, ranitidine , tetracycline , theophylline , blood thinners, certain antibiotics, and all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment with Carafate. Carafate is not expected to be harmful to a fetus. It is unknown if Carafate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Carafate Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Carafate Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting, upset stomach;
  • stomach pain;
  • constipation, diarrhea;
  • mild itching or skin rash;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • dizziness, drowsiness, spinning sensation;
  • headache; or
  • back pain.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Carafate (Sucralfate)

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SIDE EFFECTS

Adverse reactions to sucralfate tablets in clinical
trials were minor and only rarely led to discontinuation of the drug. In
studies involving over 2700 patients treated with sucralfate, adverse effects
were reported in 129 (4.7%).

Constipation was the most frequent complaint (2%). Other
adverse effects reported in less than 0.5% of the patients are listed below by
body system:

Gastrointestinal: diarrhea, dry mouth , flatulence ,
gastric discomfort, indigestion, nausea, vomiting

Dermatological: pruritus , rash

Nervous System: dizziness, insomnia, sleepiness,
vertigo

Other: back pain , headache

Post-marketing cases of hypersensitivity have been
reported with the use of sucralfate oral suspension, including anaphylactic
reactions, dyspnea , lip swelling, edema of the mouth, pharyngeal edema,
pruritus, rash, swelling of the face and urticaria . Cases of bronchospasm,
laryngeal edema and respiratory tract edema have been reported with an unknown
oral formulation of sucralfate.

Cases of hyperglycemia have been reported with
sucralfate. Bezoars have been reported in patients treated with sucralfate. The
majority of patients had underlying medical conditions that may predispose to
bezoar formation (such as delayed gastric emptying) or were receiving
concomitant enteral tube feedings.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Carafate (Sucralfate)

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© Carafate Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Carafate Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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Carafate Suspension Drug Imprint

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