I'm taking sucralfate (as tablet dissolved in small amt of water) before meals and at bedtime for esophageal ulcer, not stomach ulcer. I have GERD. Do I still need to take it 1hr before meals? Or can I take it immediately before eating?
My Doctor tells me one half hour before a meal and at bedtime for a total of four 1GM Tablets a day. After reading a bit about Sucralfate it seems it needs time to form a protective gel. Doesn't make sense that Sucralfate would help if you didn't allow it some time to protect you. Hopefully this will be found helpful... Birdman1945
If I have any questions on my meds, I google the med name and that is what I did here. This is the answer I got for you:
Sucralfate is best taken with water on an empty stomach 1 hour before meals and at bedtime, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Take this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if you begin to feel better. Also, it is important that you keep your doctor's appointments for check-ups so that your doctor will be better able to tell you when to stop taking this medicine
Hope this helps,
- Sucralfate Information for Consumers
- Sucralfate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sucralfate (detailed)
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