|Synonims: Pepsigard, Sucral, Sucrafil|
Carafate is used for treatment and prevention of ulcers. It can also be used for other conditions as recommended by your physician.
Take Carafate as directed by your physician. Use Carafate on an empty stomach at least one hour before or twp hours after a meal. Do not use an antacid for at least 30 minutes before or after taking this drug. It may 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 drugs. Use Carafate at least two hours after other pills. If you are not sure about the best time to use 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. Don't drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to this drug. If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, contact your doctor. Carafate should be used only by the patient for whom it has been prescribed. Do not take less or more or take it more often than suggested by your physician.