Carafate (generic name: Sucralfate; brand names include: Antepsin / Sucramal / Ulcar / Ulcogant) is a gastrointestinal medication.
Carafate is used for the treatment of acute gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, and to prevent recurrence of duodenal ulcers.
Carafate forms a protective coating over ulcers, thus healing them.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Carafate exactly as directed.
Acute ulcer treatment
The usual recommended dose of Carafate for duodenal and gastric ulcer is 1gm tablet three times a day, one hour before meals and one 1gm tablet at bedtime or two 1gm tablets twice daily taken before breakfast and at bedtime (for up to 8 weeks).
To reduce the risk of recurrence of duodenal ulcers, the recommended dose is one 1gm tablet before breakfast and one at bedtime (for up to 12 months).
You may add antacids to the treatment for pain relief. However, they should not be taken within half an hour before or after sucralfate intake.
Tell your doctor before taking Carafate, if:
you have severe kidney problems;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: sucralfate.