Sucralfate is a prescription medication used to help treat gastrointestinal (GI) ulcers. It can be used to help prevent gastrointestinal ulcers when giving aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories). Considered a bandage for the intestinal tract, it provides a coating over ulcers in the GI tract, which helps prevent future damage. It treats ulcers of the esophagus, stomach and small intestine. Veterinarians may also use this medication to treat companion animals. Customers may receive this drug under the name Carafate.
Sucralfate is used to coat ulcers in the digestive system and protect it from further damage from stomach acid. May also prevent ulcers in pets taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects are rare. However, please contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice your pet is ill in any way.
Drug & Food Interactions
Notify your vet of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, your pet is taking while receiving Sucralfate, as it can affect the absorption of many of these. Do not give any of these within two hours of giving Sucralfate.
Do not use this medication in pets allergic to it. Use with caution in pregnant or nursing females.
This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs, cats and horses.
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