Pediatric and Off-Label Indications for Sucralfate

Sucralfate Use in Children

This medication is approved for use in children. Talk with your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using sucralfate in children.

Is Sucralfate Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than treating duodenal ulcers (this would be known as an "off-label" use). A few off-label uses for sucralfate include:
  • Treating and/or preventing gastric ulcers (stomach ulcers)
  • Treating mouth sores and digestive tract sores due to chemotherapy or radiation
  • Treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Preventing ulcers in people in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital (this use is also known as "stress ulcer prophylaxis").

Sucralfate Drug Information

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