More Details on Reactions to Sucralfate

Possible Side Effects of Sucralfate

Sucralfate is a relatively old medication, approved before it was standard practice to include highly detailed information on possible side effects in the prescribing information for medications. As a result, only vague information on adverse reactions (mostly with no percentages) is available.
Based on this limited information, the most common sucralfate side effect is constipation, which occurred in 2 percent of people given the medication during clinical studies. Other reported side effects (all occurring in less than 0.5 percent of people) included:
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Gas
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Drowsiness
  • A spinning sensation (vertigo)
  • Backache
  • Headache.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the sucralfate side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to sucralfate, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

Sucralfate Drug Information

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