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Dosing Information

The dose that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The form of the medication (tablet or suspension)
  • Whether you are treating or preventing ulcers
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Any other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Sucralfate Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Sucralfate can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Drug Interactions With Sucralfate).

What If I Take an Overdose of Sucralfate?

It appears that an overdose with this medication is not particularly dangerous. Nonetheless, if you happen to overdose on sucralfate, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Sucralfate Overdose for more information.)

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you forget to take your dose, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of this medication.

How Does Sucralfate Work?

Sucralfate mostly works at the site of the ulcer; very little of this medicine is absorbed into the rest of the body. It works by forming a protective paste-like substance by binding to the proteins exuded by the ulcer.
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