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Sucralfate is prescribed to treat ulcers that occur in the upper part of the small intestine, called duodenal ulcers. This medication can also help prevent these ulcers from recurring. Prior to using this drug, tell your healthcare provider if you have kidney disease, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Constipation is the most common side effect of this medicine.
What Is Sucralfate?Sucralfate (Carafate®) is a prescription medication approved to treat duodenal ulcers (ulcers in the first part of the small intestine).
Are There Side Effects?
Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking sucralfate if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
- Undergoing dialysis
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Sucralfate and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Sucralfate and Breastfeeding).