sucralfate, Carafate (cont.)

Pharmacy Author:
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

All of the these medications should be taken at least two hours prior to sucralfate.

It is possible, if not likely, that many other drugs will interact similarly with sucralfate. Therefore, it probably is prudent to take all medications at least 2 hours prior to sucralfate.

PREGNANCY: Sucralfate itself is not teratogenic (causing congenital deformities) in animals, even in doses considerably higher than those used in humans. Although some animal data demonstrate concern for the effects of aluminum during pregnancy, all human data show no ill-effect on the fetus. Sucralfate is considered safe during pregnancy.

NURSING MOTHERS: Minimal if any sucralfate penetrates into breast milk because so little is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Although there are no data, sucralfate is considered safe in nursing mothers.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/26/2015


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