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 Altha Guariglio 5 months 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 Berniece Legro 5 months ago.
Not in the USA. Maybe in Mexico or India, if that's helpful. Answered by Amiee Acheampong 5 months ago.
I have no idea. Answered by Jone Bidon 5 months ago.
I am taking prevacid and sucralfate. prevacid once daily and the other 4 times daily. when would i start feeli
ing results. sucralfate is for ulcers. please help
Asked by Val Ticas 5 months ago.
Well sucralfate is basically a polymer containing alumiunium hydroxide and sucrose octa sulphate. Basically when it enters an acidic area i.e. your stomach, it will become very negative, and bind to positive proteins, therefore forming a protective covering over your ulcer; preventing further damage from acid/ possible perforation. Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor - i.e. it will prevent too much acid being formed [mechanism of action: it accumulates in your parietal cells - which are the cells that secrete the acid. It will inhibit a transport protein which the cells need to release the acid into the stomach]. Together, they should last for a day - after the first day you take them. So if today is your first day, don't expect too much. Tomorrow though, expect a radical change in the way you feel. Hope i helped. T Answered by Virgilio Reiher 5 months ago.
I take prevacid once daily to contain my reflux disease. If you stop taking it, or if you just started it can sometimes take awhile to shut down your acid pumps. Usually no more than 48 hrs. Don't take another one as they are time released. Just make sure you take it everyday as directed. The Sucralfate for your ulcers is something new to me. I had ulcers for years until I stopped smoking, and then the final one healed up. I wish you well, because ulcers and repeated reflux can be one of the most painful and annoying things a guy can have. Good luck and try and stay away from spicy stuff, cigarettes, and too much booze. Answered by Leann Brasuell 5 months ago.
Is dizziness a cause for concern when taking Sucralfate?
I took my first dose this afternoon and a few hours later I started feeling really dizzy and a little nauseous. Could this be a drug interaction, an allergic reaction, or just a side effect? Also I took pepcid a bit before taking the sucralfate. It says not to take antacids around when you take it, but pepcid is...
Asked by Danae Krumwiede 5 months ago.
I took my first dose this afternoon and a few hours later I started feeling really dizzy and a little nauseous. Could this be a drug interaction, an allergic reaction, or just a side effect? Also I took pepcid a bit before taking the sucralfate. It says not to take antacids around when you take it, but pepcid is "an acid reducer" so I'm not sure if I shouldn't have taken it or not.. Answered by Lorita Situ 5 months ago.
Carafate (sucralfate) is known to cause nausea and dizziness. It's just a side effect. You are correct about Pepcid (famotidine) as being an acid reducer. It is OK to take with sucralfate. Antacids are those products which contain calcium carbonate (Tums) and Aluminum and/or Magnesium hydroxide (Maalox, Mylanta). Not OK to take. Answered by Lynetta Ansara 5 months ago.
Talk to your medical professional, dizzyness after medication is never a good thing as to "antacid" or "acid reducer", my guess would that they are the same thing, just a question of semantics or marketing types getting a bout of "language inventing" Answered by Malia Hillenbrand 5 months ago.
What is Sucralfate that was prescribed for a 12 week old chihuahua for mega esophagus?
Being used for a Chihuahua puppy for megaesophagus
Asked by Pearline Wowk 5 months ago.
Sucralfate is an oral gastrointestinal medication primarily indicated for the treatment of active duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and stress ulcers. It binds to stomach acid and increases its pH (makes it weaker). Your vet thinks your puppy is bring up acid into its oesophagus, causing swelling. Puppies Lower Oesophageal Sphincter won't have fully matured yet. Answered by Orpha Leverentz 5 months ago.
Could sucralfate kill you?
Sorry, I don't know the spelling.
Asked by Lela Kort 5 months ago.
Sucralfate Carafate ... medicine, using a normal-sized teaspoon so they could ... too much or too little one time is not going to kill you Answered by Marion Lobingier 5 months ago.
Nobody Knows How Sucralfate (Carafate) Works?
I've been reading up on Sucralfate (Carafate) to find out how it works and I'm completely blown away by what I've been finding.It seems nobody knows how it works.How in the world is this possible?How is a drug developed, patented, approved, marketed and prescribed by thousands of doctors without...
Asked by Lynsey Lancey 5 months ago.
I've been reading up on Sucralfate (Carafate) to find out how it works and I'm completely blown away by what I've been finding. It seems nobody knows how it works. How in the world is this possible? How is a drug developed, patented, approved, marketed and prescribed by thousands of doctors without anyone knowing how it works?? It's like I've just skipped over into some bizarre alternate reality where pharmaceutical companies just shove random chemicals down people's throats to see what happens, and then the FDA approves the chemical to be ingested by the public before anybody even knows how it works! Just theories! What the hell?? Please don't tell me this sort of thing is common. . Answered by Luz Bergmark 5 months ago.
Observations suggest that sucralfate's antiulcer activity is the result of formation of an ulcer-adherent complex that covers the ulcer site and protects it against further attack by acid, pepsin, and bile salts. Answered by Ursula Parody 5 months ago.
It's common not to know the actual workings of a drug. Frequently we have a general idea of how a class of drugs works. Heck, what I learned about how the body works changed over the last twenty years too. We don't even know how the body really works. I guess you haven't paid attention to drugs that get brought out only to have people report problem after problem (some fatal) and then the drug will be pulled off the market. And it's been this way for a long time. Look up thalidomide for starters. Definition from Answers.com thalidomide ( ) n. A sedative and hypnotic drug, C 13 H 10 N 2 O 4 , withdrawn from general use after it was found to cause severe birth defects when ...... They find out more after it gets approved and given to the public. It happens often. Personally, I avoid all meds that haven't been around at least 20 years. As for Carafate, it has aluminum. It probably works like Rolaids and coats the stomach and reacts with stomach acid to neutralize it some. Renal patients should not take aluminum products. Answered by Evelin Folley 5 months ago.
Do i take Sucralfate even if i don't eat?
Okay so i'm taking sucralfate 1gm. The doctor said to take it 30 min before each meal. So it would be 4 a day. But what if i don't eat that many times a day? Do i still take one during the time i'm supposed to be eating? Sometimes i eat 4 times a day but sometimes i eat twice. It just depends on how...
Asked by Henry Ahlbrecht 5 months ago.
Okay so i'm taking sucralfate 1gm. The doctor said to take it 30 min before each meal. So it would be 4 a day. But what if i don't eat that many times a day? Do i still take one during the time i'm supposed to be eating? Sometimes i eat 4 times a day but sometimes i eat twice. It just depends on how much i eat in between meals. Answered by Diana Yore 5 months ago.
If youre taking sucralfate for ulcers the reason it needs to be taken on an empty stomach is so that it adheres to the ulcerated area. So it should be taken regardless of eating habits but always on an empty stomach. Answered by Carmella Schutt 5 months ago.