Are You Taking Care While Consuming Sucralfate? Check Here Now.

Are You Taking Care While Consuming Sucralfate? Check Here Now.
Published : Feb 02, 2023
Last Updated : Jan 25, 2024

Always get clarification from your doctor or pharmacist and read the label. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Take sucralfate on an empty stomach.

Before measuring a dose from an oral suspension (liquid), shake the bottle well. Dosing should be done with the supplied syringe or a suitable alternative (not a teaspoon).

Be sure to keep a close eye on your blood sugar levels if you have diabetes. Depending on your current blood sugar levels, your doctor may decide to change your dosage.

It is absolutely critical that you never inject the fluid form of the medication into the body with a needle. Oral administration is the only method for administering sucralfate oral suspension.

Taking sucralfate may take 2 to 8 weeks to receive the full benefit. Use the medicine for the full prescribed length, even if your symptoms quickly improve.

Your doctor may want you to take sucralfate at a lower dose once your active ulcer has healed. Always strictly adhere to your doctor's recommended dosage.

Keep out of the fridge, freezer, and microwave, and at room temperature. Be sure the drug doesn't freeze.

Precautions & Warnings…

If you have an allergy to sucralfate, you should not take it.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had: diabetes, kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis), or trouble swallowing tablets.

Sulcralfate's potential side effects may be felt more acutely by the elderly.

Inform your physician if you are nursing or are pregnant.

Do not administer the medication to a youngster unless instructed to do so by a doctor.