Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 018333/001.

Names and composition

"CARAFATE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of SUCRALFATE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
018333/001 CARAFATE SUCRALFATE TABLET/ORAL 1GM
019183/001 CARAFATE SUCRALFATE SUSPENSION/ORAL 1GM per 10ML

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
018333/001 CARAFATE SUCRALFATE TABLET/ORAL 1GM
019183/001 CARAFATE SUCRALFATE SUSPENSION/ORAL 1GM per 10ML
070848/001 SUCRALFATE SUCRALFATE TABLET/ORAL 1GM
074415/001 SUCRALFATE SUCRALFATE TABLET/ORAL 1GM

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Does anyone know if there is an OTC version of Sucralfate or Carafate?
This is for a dog with reoccuring stomach issues. Looking to find a more affordable alternative than going to the vets everytime for a prescription. Asked by Vernon Melick 1 year ago.

Hi Jefferson, Sucralfate (Carafate) - a drug is used for human and prevents heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour stomach. Sucralfate was developed as an adjunctive treatment for stomach ulcers in humans. Sucralfate is a sucrose aluminum hydroxide compound that forms a gel-like webbing over ulcerated or eroded tissues serving as a sort of a bandage. It is effective in the upper GI tract: stomach, duodenum (upper small intestine), and possible esophagus. This drug is not approved for use in animals by the Food and Drug Administration but it is prescribed legally by veterinarians as an extra-label drug. Human formulations: Carafate® (Hoechst Marion Roussel) for veterinary formulations: None Yes, Sucralfate promotes healing in animals with ulcers or erosions (shallow depressions in the stomach lining), Sucralfate may be useful in preventing gastritis (stomach inflammation) caused by ulcerogenic drugs (such as aspirin) but, this med generally safe and effective when prescribed by a veterinarian, sucralfate can cause side effects in some dogs. I would recommend a thorough examination by your veterinarian your dog, for a prescription. Or best way - changing a diet. My dogs eat raw meat and they do not know problems with stomach. Jason Homan Answered by Maddie Gilkerson 1 year ago.

Not in the USA. Maybe in Mexico or India, if that's helpful. Answered by Carissa Bassette 1 year ago.

I have no idea. Answered by Rolf Degraaf 1 year ago.


Can you take carafate if you have esophageal cancer?
please answer thanks Asked by Shandra Duenes 1 year ago.

Carafate dissolves easily in a small quantity of water. Takes 10-15 seconds. It is also mixed with other items, such as oral lidocaine, to ease your throat burning and pain. Liquid benadryl is another thing that is often put into this mixture. I assume that since this is a prescription medicine you got it from the doctor. So that's is what you do, you take the things the doctor has prescribed for you. Answered by Madge Quaile 1 year ago.

Only if that is the treatment your Dr recommends or approves. Cancer patients should not take anything that has not been approved by their treating oncologist as there can be interactions with their ongoing treatment. Answered by Shawana Gnas 1 year ago.

If it's a valid prescription from your dr/oncologist, you can. Wonder why you blocked a member that gave you a perfectly good answer?? Answered by Saul Giardino 1 year ago.

If you need it. It may have to be ingested in a way other than swallowing if needed. Answered by Lilia Lapenta 1 year ago.


Does carafate help with excessive gas bloating?
Asked by Nelia Ehrich 1 year ago.

Carafate is a drug that is used to treat stomach ulcers. It melts in your stomach's acid environment and forms a seal over your ulcer to protect it from the stomach acid. It's mechanism of action is completely mechanical so it has no effect on bloating. I hope this helps. Answered by Lanie Lewerke 1 year ago.

Go to your family doc to get a referral for a G.I. It does sound like some form of irritable bowel syndrome or even reflux Answered by Ta Calonne 1 year ago.


Is Carafate and Flagyl safe unrefrigerated? (dogs)?
My vet prescribed Carafate and Flagyl for my dog, and said that one of them needed the be refrigerated. Apparently, by some ridiculous blunder, it got left out in front of the air conditioner. Is it still safe to medicate my dog with it? It was left out for more than a few hours, but under 10. He is to be medicated... Asked by Magali Frieze 1 year ago.

My vet prescribed Carafate and Flagyl for my dog, and said that one of them needed the be refrigerated. Apparently, by some ridiculous blunder, it got left out in front of the air conditioner. Is it still safe to medicate my dog with it? It was left out for more than a few hours, but under 10. He is to be medicated in two hours, so fast help is appreciated. Answered by Torri Battino 1 year ago.

The Carafate can be stored at room temperature,however if the Flagyl is in liquid form it does need to be refrigerated,if its the pill form then that can be stored at room temperature as well.If the Flagyl is the liquid form it should be just fine to give your dog,however you'll need to get it in the fridge ASAP. Answered by Brian Alldredge 1 year ago.

Flagyl Liquid Answered by My Mulkerin 1 year ago.

Flagyl should not be refrigerated. Carafate can also be stored at room temperature. I'm not sure why your vet told you one of them should be refrigerated. Edit: I just read that Flagyl suspension should be refrigerated. Sorry about that. It should be fine though...usually medications that need to be refrigerated are good for at least a day out of the fridge. Answered by Winnie Koors 1 year ago.


Uses for Carafate.....?
Dr prescribed me Carafate because he's thinking i have gastritis and maybe some bile reflux. Is there any chance that carafate also helps empty the stomach faster? Asked by Elisha Prudhomme 1 year ago.

This medication is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the intestines. Sucralfate forms a coating over ulcers, protecting the area from further injury. This helps ulcers heal more quickly. Take Carafate on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Take this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the ulcer is completely healed. Avoid taking any other medications within 2 hours before or after you take Carafate. Answered by Ashley Swisshelm 1 year ago.


Carafate does it effect your anxiety-panic disorder?
im on celexa for anxety-panic disorder does carafate make you feel more nrevous or tense Asked by Clemencia Stave 1 year ago.

No carafate is just a barrier drug to protect the digestive system drop one into a glass of water and watch it will turn to goo thats what it does in your stomach Answered by Janet Dusi 1 year ago.

I've been taking Citalopram for about 3 years now, and still regularly suffer with anxiety/panic. the citalopram doen't help with the panic, but it sure as hell helps control the depression (although i know it doesn't work for everyone - my partner had to try 4 or 5 Anti-d's befor they found one that suited him!). The dizzyness could be due to hypeventilation(cause by the anxiety/panic), which could cause the headaches. I also get pins and needles, or tingling in my hands and feet when I'm really bad. Try to keep calm, pratice different breathing techniques, find other things that help keep you calm (I use an MP3 player and a stuffed toy!!). Go back to your doctor - you may need more time off work (I was signed off in Auguse 2006 - and am still off, and not expecting to go back anytime soon). It might also be worth investigating the possibility of getting counselling, something has started this reaction, and its whatever that something is that needs to be sorted out, not just the symptoms of the panic/anxiety. Good luck! Remember that your health is more important than anything! Answered by Carolyn Carril 1 year ago.


Carafate v/s zantac?
I am taking nexium dailey for my stomach pain and heartburn but also taking carafate twice a day which helps a hell of a lot with slight heartburn and chest pain, so the doc switched me to zantac twice a day and i got instant heartburn and chest tightness and pains in the back and not feeling well and misable. So... Asked by Blaine Mazzocco 1 year ago.

I am taking nexium dailey for my stomach pain and heartburn but also taking carafate twice a day which helps a hell of a lot with slight heartburn and chest pain, so the doc switched me to zantac twice a day and i got instant heartburn and chest tightness and pains in the back and not feeling well and misable. So the doc put me back on the carafate w/ nexium and i was able to sleep last night, can anyone tell me why the carafate is more effective than the zantac and why i would have a seriously bad relaspe that bad for less than 24 hours of changing the meds? Answered by Elda Scarborough 1 year ago.

Carafate actually coats your esophagus. Zantac and Nexium do not. Nexium is great because it can repair old tissue. Answered by Lindsay Theim 1 year ago.

I have acid reflux disorder and I take Nexium. Nausea is a million of the part results of Zantac. But however majority of alot of drugs do rationale nausea. If it used to be me I might speak to my physians approximately it. Answered by Justin Meeter 1 year ago.


Why can't I drink milk or eat dairy when I take Carafate?
My Dr. put me on Carafate and it says that I cannot drink milk or eat dairy Products. Why is that. I know that the Carafate is to help an ulcer and coat it so that it doesn't get upset any more than it already is. If anyone can help with some info it would be great. Thanks Asked by Cammy Lorenzano 1 year ago.

To a former poster, milk is alkaline, not acidic... Answered by Antionette Cronan 1 year ago.

Yes, you can have all types of fruit. Answered by Gabriella Egersdorf 1 year ago.


Does anyone know if there is an OTC version of Sucralfate or Carafate?
This is for a dog with reoccuring stomach issues. Looking to find a more affordable alternative than going to the vets everytime for a prescription. Asked by Doreen Wike 1 year ago.

Hi Jefferson, Sucralfate (Carafate) - a drug is used for human and prevents heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour stomach. Sucralfate was developed as an adjunctive treatment for stomach ulcers in humans. Sucralfate is a sucrose aluminum hydroxide compound that forms a gel-like webbing over ulcerated or eroded tissues serving as a sort of a bandage. It is effective in the upper GI tract: stomach, duodenum (upper small intestine), and possible esophagus. This drug is not approved for use in animals by the Food and Drug Administration but it is prescribed legally by veterinarians as an extra-label drug. Human formulations: Carafate® (Hoechst Marion Roussel) for veterinary formulations: None Yes, Sucralfate promotes healing in animals with ulcers or erosions (shallow depressions in the stomach lining), Sucralfate may be useful in preventing gastritis (stomach inflammation) caused by ulcerogenic drugs (such as aspirin) but, this med generally safe and effective when prescribed by a veterinarian, sucralfate can cause side effects in some dogs. I would recommend a thorough examination by your veterinarian your dog, for a prescription. Or best way - changing a diet. My dogs eat raw meat and they do not know problems with stomach. Jason Homan Answered by Ardis Oum 1 year ago.

Not in the USA. Maybe in Mexico or India, if that's helpful. Answered by Jeanna Geier 1 year ago.

I have no idea. Answered by Magaret Tsemetzis 1 year ago.


Can you take carafate if you have esophageal cancer?
please answer thanks Asked by Clement Stingel 1 year ago.

Carafate dissolves easily in a small quantity of water. Takes 10-15 seconds. It is also mixed with other items, such as oral lidocaine, to ease your throat burning and pain. Liquid benadryl is another thing that is often put into this mixture. I assume that since this is a prescription medicine you got it from the doctor. So that's is what you do, you take the things the doctor has prescribed for you. Answered by Mamie Albares 1 year ago.

Only if that is the treatment your Dr recommends or approves. Cancer patients should not take anything that has not been approved by their treating oncologist as there can be interactions with their ongoing treatment. Answered by Rae Hovard 1 year ago.

If it's a valid prescription from your dr/oncologist, you can. Wonder why you blocked a member that gave you a perfectly good answer?? Answered by Jestine Hammett 1 year ago.

If you need it. It may have to be ingested in a way other than swallowing if needed. Answered by Clare Khensamphanh 1 year ago.


Does carafate help with excessive gas bloating?
Asked by Tiara Inciong 1 year ago.

Carafate is a drug that is used to treat stomach ulcers. It melts in your stomach's acid environment and forms a seal over your ulcer to protect it from the stomach acid. It's mechanism of action is completely mechanical so it has no effect on bloating. I hope this helps. Answered by Valentine Velmontes 1 year ago.

Go to your family doc to get a referral for a G.I. It does sound like some form of irritable bowel syndrome or even reflux Answered by Aaron Zappala 1 year ago.


Is Carafate and Flagyl safe unrefrigerated? (dogs)?
My vet prescribed Carafate and Flagyl for my dog, and said that one of them needed the be refrigerated. Apparently, by some ridiculous blunder, it got left out in front of the air conditioner. Is it still safe to medicate my dog with it? It was left out for more than a few hours, but under 10. He is to be medicated... Asked by Parthenia Bumpaus 1 year ago.

My vet prescribed Carafate and Flagyl for my dog, and said that one of them needed the be refrigerated. Apparently, by some ridiculous blunder, it got left out in front of the air conditioner. Is it still safe to medicate my dog with it? It was left out for more than a few hours, but under 10. He is to be medicated in two hours, so fast help is appreciated. Answered by Hermine Bacich 1 year ago.

The Carafate can be stored at room temperature,however if the Flagyl is in liquid form it does need to be refrigerated,if its the pill form then that can be stored at room temperature as well.If the Flagyl is the liquid form it should be just fine to give your dog,however you'll need to get it in the fridge ASAP. Answered by Jackeline Fiscella 1 year ago.

Flagyl Liquid Answered by Reuben Trobaugh 1 year ago.

Flagyl should not be refrigerated. Carafate can also be stored at room temperature. I'm not sure why your vet told you one of them should be refrigerated. Edit: I just read that Flagyl suspension should be refrigerated. Sorry about that. It should be fine though...usually medications that need to be refrigerated are good for at least a day out of the fridge. Answered by Arthur Partelow 1 year ago.


Uses for Carafate.....?
Dr prescribed me Carafate because he's thinking i have gastritis and maybe some bile reflux. Is there any chance that carafate also helps empty the stomach faster? Asked by Debroah Knall 1 year ago.

This medication is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the intestines. Sucralfate forms a coating over ulcers, protecting the area from further injury. This helps ulcers heal more quickly. Take Carafate on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Take this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the ulcer is completely healed. Avoid taking any other medications within 2 hours before or after you take Carafate. Answered by Lavern Fleurissaint 1 year ago.


Carafate does it effect your anxiety-panic disorder?
im on celexa for anxety-panic disorder does carafate make you feel more nrevous or tense Asked by Thi Goerlich 1 year ago.

No carafate is just a barrier drug to protect the digestive system drop one into a glass of water and watch it will turn to goo thats what it does in your stomach Answered by Monty Humphry 1 year ago.

I've been taking Citalopram for about 3 years now, and still regularly suffer with anxiety/panic. the citalopram doen't help with the panic, but it sure as hell helps control the depression (although i know it doesn't work for everyone - my partner had to try 4 or 5 Anti-d's befor they found one that suited him!). The dizzyness could be due to hypeventilation(cause by the anxiety/panic), which could cause the headaches. I also get pins and needles, or tingling in my hands and feet when I'm really bad. Try to keep calm, pratice different breathing techniques, find other things that help keep you calm (I use an MP3 player and a stuffed toy!!). Go back to your doctor - you may need more time off work (I was signed off in Auguse 2006 - and am still off, and not expecting to go back anytime soon). It might also be worth investigating the possibility of getting counselling, something has started this reaction, and its whatever that something is that needs to be sorted out, not just the symptoms of the panic/anxiety. Good luck! Remember that your health is more important than anything! Answered by Wesley Hundemer 1 year ago.


Carafate v/s zantac?
I am taking nexium dailey for my stomach pain and heartburn but also taking carafate twice a day which helps a hell of a lot with slight heartburn and chest pain, so the doc switched me to zantac twice a day and i got instant heartburn and chest tightness and pains in the back and not feeling well and misable. So... Asked by Melissia Willies 1 year ago.

I am taking nexium dailey for my stomach pain and heartburn but also taking carafate twice a day which helps a hell of a lot with slight heartburn and chest pain, so the doc switched me to zantac twice a day and i got instant heartburn and chest tightness and pains in the back and not feeling well and misable. So the doc put me back on the carafate w/ nexium and i was able to sleep last night, can anyone tell me why the carafate is more effective than the zantac and why i would have a seriously bad relaspe that bad for less than 24 hours of changing the meds? Answered by Collin Provencio 1 year ago.

Carafate actually coats your esophagus. Zantac and Nexium do not. Nexium is great because it can repair old tissue. Answered by Gricelda Burgin 1 year ago.

I have acid reflux disorder and I take Nexium. Nausea is a million of the part results of Zantac. But however majority of alot of drugs do rationale nausea. If it used to be me I might speak to my physians approximately it. Answered by Kiara Towlerton 1 year ago.


Why can't I drink milk or eat dairy when I take Carafate?
My Dr. put me on Carafate and it says that I cannot drink milk or eat dairy Products. Why is that. I know that the Carafate is to help an ulcer and coat it so that it doesn't get upset any more than it already is. If anyone can help with some info it would be great. Thanks Asked by Lianne Kubala 1 year ago.

To a former poster, milk is alkaline, not acidic... Answered by Dewayne Prowell 1 year ago.

Yes, you can have all types of fruit. Answered by Clelia Englebrecht 1 year ago.


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