|Synonims: Pepsigard, Sucral, Sucrafil|
Carafate is used for curing and prevention of ulcers. It may also be used for other situations as prescribed by your doctor.
Take Carafate as recommended by your physician. Use Carafate on an empty stomach at least one hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Don't use an antacid for at least 30 minutes before or after taking Carafate. 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 2 hours after other drugs. If you are not sure about the best time to use Carafate, consult with your doctor 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 negative tasks until you know how you respond to this pill. If your symptoms don't improve or if they worsen, call to your doctor. Carafate should be used only by the patient for whom it has been directed. Do not use less or more or take it more often than directed by your doctor.