|Synonims: Pepsigard, Sucral, Sucrafil|
Carafate is used for treatment and prevention of ulcers. It can also be used for other conditions as directed by your physician.
Take Carafate as prescribed by your physician. Take 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 drug. 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. Do not use Carafate at the same time as other pills. Use Carafate at least 2 hours after other pills. If you are not sure about the best time to take Carafate, visit your doctor or pharmacist.
Carafate may 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 medicine. If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, contact your physician. Carafate should be used only by the patient for whom it has been suggested. Do not take less or more or use it more often than recommended by your physician.