SUCRALFATE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Duodenal Ulcer: “My doc prescribed for me due to gastritis and perhaps duo ulcer. Pharmacist recommended to dissolve it in water, which works really well! Too soon to know if it will help stomach pain and nausea.”

Mariettagirl (taken for less than 1 month) March 10, 2018

For Duodenal Ulcer: “I had 6 duodenal ulcers I was in so much pain. I was prescribed this medication 4x a day. My doctor told me never to swallow this pill whole. It is to be dissolved in a small amount of water to avoid choking. It took a couple weeks to work but I had great results and upon second scope I was ulcer free.”

Tam (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 5, 2018

Carafate (sucralfate) for Stomach Ulcer: “I took this for gastritis. 10 out of 10”

jenny93308 (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 28, 2018

For Duodenal Ulcer: “DON’T SWALLOW THIS PILL WHOLE! YOU MIGHT CHOKE! When you swallow it with water it expands in your throat and you can choke ANSWER TO THIS PROBLEM: TAKE A SIP OF WATER WITH THE PILL IN YOUR MOUTH. LET IT DISSOLVE COMPLETELY. It has no flavor and dissolves very quickly. SWALLOW. TAKE ANOTHER SIP OF WATER, SWISH AND SWALLOW. EASY. I don’t know why the instructions don’t include this method. Many people have choked taking this medication”

Jerry P. (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 23, 2018

For GERD: “I have been on this medication for a couple of days now and it is to heal my stomach lining which was scratched from acid reflux after having an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EDG) done. This medication is to heal the stomach and made it so that it heals it well and protects it from ever coming back is what I’m told from the doctor. The only thing I have noticed so far from this medication is that it does give you dry mouth and a dry throat it is always best to keep your mouth clean and ice water helps a lot. The other thing is if you go to Walmart and buy BIOTENE dry mouth moisturizing spray works excellent After brushing and rinsing your mouth you can also use a lip moisturizer if it irritate your lips also finding that you drink lots Water Yo”

Dtan December 4, 2017

Carafate (sucralfate) for Stomach Ulcer: “I suffer from anxiety, and have been having stomach issues for like 8 months. Went to the GI they wanted to perform an endoscopy but I’m 9 weeks pregnant which make things even worst. I have bad upper stomach pain, really bad burning on stomach and chest. I had to come off my antacid because I’m doing a breath test to test for h pylori. So my GI prescribed carafate 1mg. 4x a day, took my first dose at 11pm, fell asleep like around 12:30am. Woke up at 2am feeling really nauseas, back pain, really bad tummy ache, headache, and this went on for like 4 more hours, and to make things worst it got me anxious.. calling my doctor today, not happy with the side effects plus I’m feeling really weak. Don’t know if I should keep taking it.”

Bellaluna0411 November 3, 2017

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