Specific Details on Sucralfate

When and How to Take This Medication

Some general considerations for when and how to take this medication include the following:
 
  • Sucralfate comes in the form of a tablet and oral suspension (liquid). It is usually taken four times a day (to heal ulcers) or twice daily (to prevent the ulcers from recurring).
     
  • You should take the medicine on an empty stomach.
     
  • Make sure to shake the suspension well before each dose.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
     

Is There a Generic Version?

Sucralfate tablets (but not suspension) are available in generic form.
 
(Click Generic Carafate for more information.)
 

Who Makes Sucralfate?

Brand-name sucralfate is made by Axcan Scandipharm, Inc. Generic versions are made by various manufacturers.
 

Available Strengths

This medication comes in the following strengths and forms:
 
  • Sucralfate 1 gram (1000 mg) tablets
  • Sucralfate 1 gram per 10 mL oral suspension.
     

Sucralfate Drug Information

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