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(also known as Sucralfate)

Sucralfate is used to treat and prevent duodenal ulcers. This medicine may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Sucralfate works by forming a ``barrier'' or ``coating'' over the ulcer. This protects the ulcer from the acid of the stomach, allowing it to heal. Sucralfate contains an a... continue

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
GERD & Heartburn
133
79%
Gastritis
93
75%
Peptic Ulcers
27
89%
Hiatal Hernia
3
100%
Crohn's Disease & Ulcer...
1
100%
Overall, 79% (261 Members) find Carafate helpful
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Carafate Reviews

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Worked while it was prescribed but had constipation issues, headaches.
Working / Worked
The Carafate has been working good. Takes the pain away, but not sure if all the side effects are from the med or gastritis.
Working / Worked
Works good
Working / Worked
I love carafate, Helped a lot expecially at night witch was the worst for me.
Working / Worked
Its amazing when in don't have flare ups.
Working / Worked
Was only working for bile reflux and only when not taken together with PPI!!!
Working / Worked
Helped me a lot, but dosing is tricky, ahs to be scheduled around when you eat/drink, and since I am constantly dirinking water/decaf, it flushes the carafate coating away....
Not at all. Has made me sicker.
Working / Worked
Well it helps with the pain but the ulcers are still there.
Working / Worked
In the beginning worked really well. Not so much now. No side effects.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Can you heal gastritis on Carafate alone?
    Carafate/Sucralfate worked much better for my gastrtitis than PPI or anything else! I have the feeling that under sucralfate I can get it fully healed... [More]
  2. Discussion: semi OT Phenergan, Sucralfate, Azithromycin
    Right now I'm on Sucralfate (Carafate) and Promethazine (Phenergan) for an ulcer and Azithromycin for.... my white blood cell count being high. Yea. K... [More]
  3. Discussion: Carafate Advice, please help!
    Hey LavenderHippie: FYI: I just got a new prescription of Sucralfate (Which is generic for Carafate). These pills are the same size, but white. Th... [More]
  4. Discussion: Problems with Carafate/Sucralfate
    Thank you for sharing. I've only had the liquid prescribed, I acutally did not accept the prescription when I went to the pharmacy this second time ar... [More]
  5. Discussion: Problems with Carafate/Sucralfate
    Hi everyone, I've been taking Sucralfate (brand name Carafate) for the past week and it seems to be helping the burning stomach. I discovered a few th... [More]