Sucralfate

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Published: November 7, 2012

Drug Info

  • Common Name: Carafate®
  • Drug Type: Anti-ulcer drug
  • Used For: Treatment of stomach and intestinal ulcers
  • Species: Dogs, Cats
  • Administered: Tablets, Oral liquid
  • How Dispensed: Prescription only
  • FDA Approved: No

General Description

Sucralfate is effective in the prevention and treatment of ulcers in the mouth, esophagous, stomach, and intestines. This includes prevention of those ulcers caused by aspirin or any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).

How It Works

Sucralfate is an aluminum compound that works by protecting damage to the stomach and intestinal lining by acting like a bandage. It attaches to the proteins excreted at ulcer sites in the digestive tract, protecting it from acidic digestive fluids and aiding in healing.

Storage Information

Store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature.

Missed Dose?

Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.

Side Effects and Drug Reactions

Sucralfate may result in these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction (labored breathing, hives, etc.)
  • Constipation


Sucralfate may react with these drugs:

  • Cimetidine
  • Tetracycline
  • Phenytoin
  • Fluoroquinolone antibiotics
  • Digoxin

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