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User Reviews for Sucralfate

Also known as: Carafate

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Summary of Sucralfate reviews 7.5 68 reviews

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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."

   
10

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!"

   
2.0

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."

   
10

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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For Stomach Ulcer: "I took the pill (awful to swallow) form for about 2 1/2 months...(per a pharmacist- I dissolved it in about an ounce of cold water, stir and chug it then drink about 8ounces of cold water.). They dissolve it about ten seconds and have a nasty chalky taste but it has healed my gastritis which was extremely painful. It started helping in about a week but took two months altogether to heal. The side effects were nausea, back and neck pain, constipation.... lost weight because I was so sick before I started taking it. Good luck everyone."

   
8.0

Aqua1954 July 23, 2017

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For GERD: "The pill form is much more affordable than the liquid Sucralfate. I place the pill in a large spoon then add a small amount of water. The pill dissolves quickly and is easy to swallow. Not unpleasant at all."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) June 30, 2017

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Carafate (sucralfate) for Stomach Ulcer: "I had an (undiagnosed) bleeding ulcer (from gastric bypass surgery). Doctor prescribed the liquid form, but $500 for the liquid?? The pharmacist kindly told the pill form is $4. Ugh, I hate this stuff! I am supposed to take it 4 times a day, but it starts dissolving the moment it hits the back of my throat... Its like tasting nasty sand! The coughing fits almost get painful, and then it feels like it i'explodes' in my stomach- so I can forget eating for the next 3-4 hours. Ugh. Seems I have a choice (my 'pouch' is still very small 5 months out), take this OR have room for hydration OR food, not all of the above, am asking my doc tomorrow about it..."

   
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Tallbearish June 28, 2017

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For GERD: "I'm taking this after a cardiac ablation procedure for 30 days . Of which a complication can be esophageal damage (erosion, ulceration, or perforation) which is why I have to take this. Anyway I'm not one to have problems swallowing a pill, but OMG this pill HURTS to swallow. It is big and it gets stuck in the esophogus. I cut them in half and it helps, but still not easy. Now what I do is let it dissolve in my mouth and then swallow. There is not taste. However, if you do that, make sure you let it dissolve completely or you'll fell VERY sharp edges, like glass, as the pill is dissolving. I don't know why this pill is like this, but another reviewer on here said something similar so it's not just me. Good luck."

Ronnie V June 24, 2017

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Carafate (sucralfate) for Stomach Ulcer: "I was prescribed this with protonix after having intense pain from gastritis. I can't really tell if it's helping. My doctor said the stomach lining is something that takes a while to heal so I guess I will just have to wait and see. I am going back 2 weeks after starting carafate. My stomach hasn't had any major flare ups but some days it definitely hurts and I think I'm having some intense back pain because of the carafate. I've been trying not to take too much advil but I can't even sleep because of the back pain."

   
5.0

dani 94 June 14, 2017

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For GERD: "I suffer from acid reflux terribly. Had my gallbladder taken out bc they thought that was the pain I was having. Still years later and same pain. After many antacids they decided to try me on Prevacid 30mg with sulcrafate 4x a day. The first month worked great. I was slightly constipated off and on. Itchy the first day. Started a second month and Dr allowed me to take 3x a day as rules and restrictions for taking sulcrafate are almost impossible 4 x a day. This time I have had diarrhea for the past 3 weeks non stop and felt lightheaded and dizzy. I will be stopping the sulcrafate."

   
4.0

Uneasy stomach June 13, 2017

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Carafate (sucralfate) for GERD: "I take the liquid form of this medicine 10 mL 4 times a day. It helps with GERD and gastroparesis. I started out with the pill version, but I kept having trouble swallowing them and they got stuck in my throat so my doctor was able to get a pre-approval for the liquid Carafate. It works really well and I like that it coats my stomach with all the digestive problems I have. I haven't had any side effects from it, which I am relieved about."

   
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Gastroparesis Girl (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 20, 2017

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For Stomach Ulcer: "MAJOR CHOKING HAZARD! I've been taking the pill version, instead of the liquid, for a few months. I literally almost died twice from choking on this pill. What they don't tell you is that as soon as you put the pill in your mouth, and it hits moisture, it swells. Put it in water and watch. Because there's no coating, it's hard to get down. This leads to choking until it starts to dissolve. DO NOT take this while you're alone! Other than that, it works well, lol. Dissolve it in a cup of warm water then chug it. I wouldn't split it in half because it's more likely to get stuck because of the sharp corners."

   
8.0

Melissa502 April 29, 2017

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For Stomach Ulcer: "I have persistent ulcers. They heal then a few months later I develop more and it is not h pylori so was taking liquid Carafate. But then insurance changed and what used to cost $10 a bottle is now $70 for 2 weeks so my Dr said dissolve pill in 1 tablespoon of water. Pretty disgusting but also hate not eating or drinking 2 hours before or after. I see some people say 1 hour but my Dr said 2. So darn inconvenient and I'm thirsty all the time. I take many other meds for other issues so I have to keep the meds separated from the Carafate for absorption so I wake up every 2 hours through the night also to take meds. It's making me crazy. 8 weeks til endoscopy to see if healed from THIS ulcer then probably on carafete for life at least 2x a day. I hate it."

Kathy126 April 11, 2017

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Carafate (sucralfate) for GERD: "I have been diagnosed with extreme acid reflux (more to come later on), Approximately 1 1/2 years ago my bad acid went out of control and started to come up in my mouth walking/sitting/laying down. I went to see my gastroenterologist and he sent me off to see a surgeon. The surgeon says I need a operation that amounts to be a gastric bypass. I did not like the diagnosis, About that time my gastroenterologist decided to drop all his medicare patients. I went to another hospital/gastro guy and he wanted me to stop all my ant-acid meds (2 ACIPHEX 2 RANITIDINE and 2 Omeprazole) for a week, After one days I was asking him to allow me to stay on For some reason the site is not allowing me to enter more details."

   
2.0

ps2os2 (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 7, 2017

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