- Drug Name: Sucralfate
- Common Name: Carafate?
- Drug Type: Anti-ulcer drug
- Used For: Treatment of stomach and intestinal ulcers
- Species: Dogs, Cats
- Administered: Tablets, Oral liquid
- How Dispensed: Prescription only
- FDA Approved: No
Sucralfate is effective in the prevention and treatment of ulcers in the mouth, esophagous, stomach, and intestines. This includes prevention of those ulcers caused by aspirin or any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).
How It Works
Sucralfate is an aluminum compound that works by protecting damage to the stomach and intestinal lining by acting like a bandage. It attaches to the proteins excreted at ulcer sites in the digestive tract, protecting it from acidic digestive fluids and aiding in healing.
Store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature.
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
Side Effects and Drug Reactions
Sucralfate may result in these side effects:
- Allergic reaction (labored breathing, hives, etc.)
Sucralfate may react with these drugs:
- Fluoroquinolone antibiotics