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User Reviews for Sucralfate systemic

Also known as: Carafate

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Carafate (sucralfate) for Stomach Ulcer: "Got relief from the burning in my stomach. But, horrible headache and insomnia. Couldn’t sleep more than 1 hour . Had to stop by the second day!"

   
3.0

CMc (taken for less than 1 month) January 18, 2019

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For Stomach Ulcer: "After my 1st dose my body had a warm sensation then after that I became so nauseous. Then I became very fatigued so I had to stop taking it...I became very sick to my stomach"

   
1.0

bae January 8, 2019

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Carafate (sucralfate) for Stomach Ulcer: "Found out I have a stomach ulcer and hiatal hernia. Doctor prescribed me carafate and it’s day two and I feel like I am feeling worse. My head is pounding it hurts so bad my throat feels dry and slightly swollen and I feel extremely dizzy and weak.. I’m hoping this will wear off and when I get my swallow test done it will help reduce my anxiety. I just need to feel better I am scared to go back to work feeling like this."

   
4.0

Ambs (taken for less than 1 month) January 7, 2019

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Carafate (sucralfate) for Stomach Ulcer: "In five days - from severe evening upper belly pain to none. 10 out of 10!"

   
10

Cute (taken for less than 1 month) January 7, 2019

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For Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis: "I was excited to get this medicine because my stomach was feeling full and empty and hurting a lot even after I had just eaten or two hours after I had eaten. My doctor thinks it's an ulcer, which I noticed stress and cigarettes hurt the worst of anything, followed by having an empty stomach. Now on to the carafate, which can only be taken on an empty stomach. Unfortunately half the time I take this, within a half an hour, I'm vomiting. I couldn't have taken this drug when I was drastically underweight a year ago, or I wouldn't have been able to gain weight at all. You definitely need a zofran with this medication to control the nausea. I hope it goes well and I can finish four to eight weeks of this. It is the worst medicine I've ever taken. And, since I need zantac and Prilosec everyday for the acid reflux, managing to take the medication without these drugs as well as on an empty stomach is very difficult. Why can't it be taken with smoothy or ice cream?"

   
5.0

Mft grad January 2, 2019

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For Duodenal Ulcer: "I have suffered from acid reflux my entire life and finally got an upper endoscopy done which revealed I have gastritis, duodenal ulcers and hiatal hernia. I was prescribed this medication and have only been taking it for a day and a half and feel absolutely horrible. Not only does my stomach feel worse than when I started taking it, I feel incredibly nauseous at night and in the morning, right when I’m about to take my next dose. Sick to my stomach, hot flashes, dizzy, etc. I’m hoping that I see improvement in my stomach in a few days but otherwise I am seriously considering calling my doctor and trying to get off of this. I have been off of work since starting the medication but I’m terrified of having to go back to the office feeling this way. I lay in bed for at least an hour or two before I go to sleep and before I can get up in the morning because I feel so ill."

   
1.0

MangoTree (taken for less than 1 month) December 7, 2018

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For Stomatitis: "Took my chest and back pain away which were INTENSE from the GERD. However, I was barely able to stand up and walk to and from the bathroom by day 4 without feeling dizzy and nauseas. I felt forgetful and the vertigo was becoming debilitating. I do not recommend this for anything other than treating be actual ulcer if and when it’s diagnosed through an upper GI series."

   
2.0

Annie (taken for less than 1 month) October 2, 2018

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For Stomach Ulcer: "First time I took this medication I nearly choked to death!!! It did help my stomach pain but I got to the point where I didn't want to take cause I was scared of choking. After I found out I can dissolve in water it's much better... It does help with GERD and my ulcer."

   
5.0

Cj (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 17, 2018

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Carafate (sucralfate) for Stomach Ulcer: "Late last year , I went to my doctor because I was having mild stomach pains, little to no appetite, and (the worst and most concerning one for me), completely randomly feeling like I was going to vomit; to the point where I actually had to go to the bathroom or outside, but never did. (Might just be because I have a strong stomach that I didn’t?). And then right after that passed, I would feel extremely hungry- stomach growling and hunger pains. But still no appetite. That was very concerning to me considering I very rarely vomit for any reason. So anyway, I went to the doctor and he told me I had most of the symptoms of an ulcer and he was sure that’s what it was. He prescribed me this medication. I never had any tests or anything done to see inside my stomach or anything though. But I took it as prescribed, and the symptoms went away for a few days but then came back. And now it keeps coming back. Seeing the doctor soon and going to ask for a different medication."

   
3.0

Alaeyna (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 1, 2018

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For GERD: "I've been having burning in my chest and stomach and I am on omeprazole 40 mg. I called doctor she told me to take two and to take hyoscyamine 0.125 mg at lunch. Then I went back to doctor they gave me sucralfate it helped. I've been taking it 2 day but still not gone."

   
6.0

Betty August 17, 2018

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For Duodenal Ulcer: "I have been in this medication since June 10, 2018. I saw an improvement after about 4 days. I was a bit skeptical at first, but it has helped tremendously. No side effects. Be patient while medication does it’s job. Good luck to everyone."

   
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Nance July 5, 2018

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Carafate (sucralfate) for Duodenal Ulcer Prophylaxis: "I got gastritis from Tramadol withdrawal and was given carafate "

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 5, 2018

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For Stomatitis: "Started taking carafate three days ago for gastritis been having headaches, backaches, allergy eyes itching, ears and throat itching. Today after the second dose I experienced acid reflux that left my throat and tongue raw. Not sure what to do here."

   
6.0

Bee (taken for less than 1 month) June 10, 2018

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Carafate (sucralfate) for GERD: "I am only 18 years old, unfortunately had to get my gallbladder out in January of 2018. Had to put school on pause because after surgery, the nausea got even worse. I’ve been living off of Zofran and Promethazine for 5 months now- everyday- sometimes twice a day. I have a huge fear of vomiting and will avoid it all costs. I was finally referred to a GI doc and proceeded with an endoscopy- to be told It is very likely I have bile salt gastritis- a complication from gallbladder removal. Was told to start CARAFATE and have had the WORST experience. not only does it make you feel absolutely full, it had reverse effects on me. It was supposed to bind with the bile found in my stomach and relieve me, but it’s actually making me get sick. I feel nauseous, I am vomiting, and feel extremely weak while taking this medicine, as an 18 year old who is paying her own medical bills and working her butt off- I’m EXTREMELY frustrated and feeling hopeless, and don’t know where to go from here."

   
2.0

Anonymous June 6, 2018

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For Stomach Ulcer: "This medication helps yet I still have acid build up. Please dissolve this medication before swallowing or you will gag. My doctor told me after 2 months of taking this medication I can stop taking it. Yahoo! If you have stomach pain and acid reflux please get seen to. I found that it has helped some and worth it to take this so the ulcer gets healed. Take care everyone I wish you all the best don't wait when it comes to your health get help."

   
8.0

Biggmama (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 22, 2018

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Carafate (sucralfate) for : "I came down with severe stomach gastritis ten years ago. TEVA Sucralfate was a miracle drug for me. 90% cured and only had symptoms when my stomach emptied out about 4am each morning. Take a pill and instant relief of pain. HOWEVER, last Fall I was given the Greenstone version of this medicine, and it not only failed to ease up my stomach and alleviate pain, it had the opposite affect. The formula is different. So my gastritis has come back with a vengeance. And an internet article says Greenstone is changing its pink pill to a white to be stamped TEVA! I now have some new TEVA pills and they also do not work the way the old TEVA pills worked for ten years. So now I have severe gastritis again and I am living off Pepto Bismol and antacids and some herbal stuff I just started taking."

William (taken for 10 years or more) April 12, 2018

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Carafate (sucralfate) for Stomach Ulcer: "Sucralfate was prescribed for my stomach ulcer! I took it (1 go) 4 times a day! First pill taken almost chocked me to death! You should split the pill and in a small cup add a small amount of warm water, dissolve the pill, add a small amount more of water and swallow it. I doesn’t taste bad! After 4 treatments, during the night my lower back pain and thigh muscles were excruciating!"

   
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Oltim (taken for less than 1 month) March 25, 2018

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For Duodenal Ulcer: "My doc prescribed for me due to gastritis and perhaps duo ulcer. Pharmacist recommended to dissolve it in water, which works really well! Too soon to know if it will help stomach pain and nausea."

   
7.0

Mariettagirl (taken for less than 1 month) March 10, 2018

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For Duodenal Ulcer: "I had 6 duodenal ulcers I was in so much pain. I was prescribed this medication 4x a day. My doctor told me never to swallow this pill whole. It is to be dissolved in a small amount of water to avoid choking. It took a couple weeks to work but I had great results and upon second scope I was ulcer free."

   
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Tam (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 5, 2018

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Carafate (sucralfate) for Stomach Ulcer: "I took this for gastritis. 10 out of 10"

   
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jenny93308 (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 28, 2018

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For Duodenal Ulcer: "DON'T SWALLOW THIS PILL WHOLE! YOU MIGHT CHOKE! When you swallow it with water it expands in your throat and you can choke ANSWER TO THIS PROBLEM: TAKE A SIP OF WATER WITH THE PILL IN YOUR MOUTH. LET IT DISSOLVE COMPLETELY. It has no flavor and dissolves very quickly. SWALLOW. TAKE ANOTHER SIP OF WATER, SWISH AND SWALLOW. EASY. I don't know why the instructions don't include this method. Many people have choked taking this medication"

Jerry P. (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 23, 2018

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For GERD: "I have been on this medication for a couple of days now and it is to heal my stomach lining which was scratched from acid reflux after having an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EDG) done. This medication is to heal the stomach and made it so that it heals it well and protects it from ever coming back is what I’m told from the doctor. The only thing I have noticed so far from this medication is that it does give you dry mouth and a dry throat it is always best to keep your mouth clean and ice water helps a lot. The other thing is if you go to Walmart and buy BIOTENE dry mouth moisturizing spray works excellent After brushing and rinsing your mouth you can also use a lip moisturizer if it irritate your lips also finding that you drink lots Water Yo"

   
9.0

Dtan December 4, 2017

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Carafate (sucralfate) for Stomach Ulcer: "I suffer from anxiety, and have been having stomach issues for like 8 months. Went to the GI they wanted to perform an endoscopy but I'm 9 weeks pregnant which make things even worst. I have bad upper stomach pain, really bad burning on stomach and chest. I had to come off my antacid because I'm doing a breath test to test for h pylori. So my GI prescribed carafate 1mg. 4x a day, took my first dose at 11pm, fell asleep like around 12:30am. Woke up at 2am feeling really nauseas, back pain, really bad tummy ache, headache, and this went on for like 4 more hours, and to make things worst it got me anxious.. calling my doctor today, not happy with the side effects plus I'm feeling really weak. Don't know if I should keep taking it."

Bellaluna0411 November 3, 2017

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For Stomach Ulcer: "Works great for me with Nexium for my gastritis, but they must be taken separately or it will affect the Nexium being absorbed into my system. I take Nexium before breakfast, and sucralfate before lunch and dinner. Really does coat the stomach well and help a lot. I have always had some gastritis, without H pylori anymore. Works very well to keep it under control. I don't have any problems swallowing the pills, but I can see why some people would, as they are kind of large. You can't take sucralfate with food for an hour, but you can certainly take it with water or juice. And it's not absorbed into a person's bloodstream, only their digestive system, so that is great. It's not enough for me though, to take only Sucralfate. I need the Nexium also."

GG565 October 6, 2017

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For GERD: "I've been on Carafate liquid for awhile now. I've gone through several bottles at least. It helps the burning for my acid reflux; however, don't know if I have an ulcer or not. Doctors say I don't, but I don't know. It does help with the burning though. I love carafate, but I eventually want to stop taking it and not have anymore reflux ever."

   
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Rockin Dude (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 22, 2017

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