Ulcers of the stomach and intestine can be treated and prevented using this medication.
IUPAC Name: Hexadeca-μ-hydroxy tetracosa hydroxy [μ8- [1,3,4,6-tetra-O-sulfo-β-D fructo furanosyl-α-D-glucopyranoside tetrakis (hydrogen sulfato)8-)]] hexade caaluminum
Drug Class: Ulcer Protectant
Route of administration: Oral
It is recommended that sucralfate can be taken on an empty stomach.
This is a prescribed drug, not an OTC drug
Drug Action Mechanism
This medication coats ulcers to shield them from the damage of stomach acid or other sources. Ulcers heal faster as a result.
It is advisable to consult a doctor or physician before using this medication.
- If the person is allergic to the drug or other medications or has any other allergies,
- If the person is taking any prescribed, non-prescribed or herbal medications,
- If the person is suffering from blockage in the stomach or intestines, bowel obstruction, hepatic illness (liver disease), kidney disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, the
- If patient has undergone any type of surgery i.e., eye or dental surgery,
- Limit the usage of alcohol since it increases the chances of developing blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness. It may also cause a loss of alertness.
- The adverse effects of this medication may affect elderly people more severely.
- Consult a doctor if the person is pregnant or breastfeeding.
Sucralfate side effects include constipation, nausea and gas.