|Synonims: Pepsigard, Sucral, Sucrafil|
Carafate is used for curing and prevention of ulcers. It can also be used for other situations as suggested by your physician.
Use Carafate as directed by your physician. Use Carafate on an empty stomach at least one hour before or twp hours after a meal. Don't use an antacid for at least 30 minutes before or after taking this pill. It can take 4 to 8 weeks for complete healing of your ulcer. Continue taking Carafate for the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Don't take Carafate at the same time as other pills. Take Carafate at least two hours after other drugs. If you are not sure about the best time to use Carafate, ask your physician or pharmacist.
Carafate can cause dizziness. These effects may worsen if Carafate is taken with alcohol or certain other medications. Take Carafate with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you respond to this drug. If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, call to your physician. Carafate should be used only by the patient for whom it has been prescribed. Do not use less or more or use it more often than directed by your doctor.