Can you buy something like carafate over the counter without a prescription?
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 5, 2020.
There is nothing similar to carafate available over the counter (OTC).
Carafate is an anti-ulcer medication that works by forming a complex that covers the ulcer site, which protects it from acid, so that it can heal.
For more information on Carafate see:
There are other products available over the counter that can be used to reduce stomach acid for heartburn, gastritis etc. including H2 antagonists,
proton pump inhibitors and antacids.
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