Sucralfate

(SOO-cral-fate)

This medicine is a protective agent used to treat or prevent ulcers in the esophagus or the stomach. It can be given as a tablet or as a liquid.

  • It is best to take this on an empty stomach. Give 1 hour before, or 2 hours after, a meal.
  • If given as a liquid, shake the bottle well before each use.
  • Antacids may be taken 30 minutes before, or 30 minutes after, taking sucralfate.
  • Sucralfate may interfere with the absorption of other medicines. Check with your child's doctor or pharmacist if your child is taking any other medications.
  • Keep medication at room temperature, away from light and heat. If prescribed in liquid form, do not freeze the oral liquid.
  • If too much medicine is taken by accident, call the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) at 513-636-5111, or 1-800-222-1222, or call your child's doctor right away.
  • Keep out of reach of children.

For any medication information related to your child's dosing schedule and / or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication. 

  • Constipation
  • Mild stomach cramps or diarrhea
  • Upset stomach or gas
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • If your child has a rash, hives, or itching
  • If your child has swelling of the face or mouth, or difficulty breathing

Last Updated 12/2013