Sucralfate


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : PO Chronic gastritis; Peptic ulcer 1 g 4 times/day for 4-8 wk, up to 12 wk if needed. Maintenance: 1 g bid to prevent the recurrence of duodenal ulcers. Max: 8 g/day. Prophylaxis of GI haemorrhage from stress ulceration 1 g 6 times/day. Up to 8 g/day.
Dosage Details
Oral
Peptic ulcer
Adult: 1 g 4 times daily or 2 g bid for 4-8 wk, may extend up to 12 wk if necessary. Maintenance dose to prevent the recurrence of duodenal ulcers: 1 g bid. Max: 8 g daily.

Oral
Chronic gastritis
Adult: 1 g 4 times daily or 2 g bid for 4-8 wk, may extend up to 12 wk if necessary. Max: 8 g daily.

Oral
Prophylaxis of gastrointestinal haemorrhage from stress ulceration
Adult: 1 g 6 times daily. Max: 8 g daily.
Administration
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take 1 hr before or 2 hr after meals.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ known conditions that may impair swallowing (e.g. recent or prolonged intubation, tracheostomy, dysphagia). Renal impairment. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Nervous: Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, vertigo.
GI: Constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, indigestion, gastric discomfort, dry mouth.
Musculoskeletal: Back pain.
Dermatologic: Pruritus, skin rash.
Drug Interactions
May increase total body burden of Al w/ drugs that contain Al (e.g. Al-containing antacids). May reduce absorption of tetracyclines, ranitidine, ketoconazole, theophylline, phenytoin, cimetidine, ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin and digoxin.
Action
Description: Sucralfate protects GI lining against peptic acid, pepsin and bile salts by binding w/ positively-charged proteins in exudates forming a viscous paste-like adhesive substance thus forming a protective coating.
Onset: 1-2 hr.
Duration: 6 hr.
Pharmacokinetics:
Absorption: Minimally absorbed from the GI tract.
Distribution: Acts locally at ulcer sites; unbound in GI tract to aluminum and sucrose octasulfate.
Excretion: Mainly via urine.
Chemical Structure

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Storage
Store between 20-25°C.
ATC Classification
A02BX02 - sucralfate ; Belongs to the class of other drugs used in the treatment of peptic ulcer and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
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