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Carafate

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Carafate Tablets and Suspension are prescribed for the short-term treatment (up to 8 weeks) of an active duodenal ulcer; Carafate Tablets are also prescribed for longer-term therapy at a reduced dosage after a duodenal ulcer has healed.

Carafate helps ulcers heal by forming a protective coating over them.

Some doctors also prescribe Carafate for ulcers in the mouth and esophagus that develop during cancer therapy, for digestive tract irritation caused by drugs, for long-term treatment of stomach ulcers, and to relieve pain following tonsil removal.

Side Effects

Carafate side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Constipation;

Dosage

ADULTS

Active Duodenal Ulcer:

The usual dose is 1 gram (1 tablet or 2 teaspoonfuls of suspension) 4 times a day on an empty stomach. Although your ulcer may heal during the first 2 weeks of therapy, Carafate should be continued for 4 to 8 weeks.

Maintenance Therapy:

The usual dose is 1 gram (1 tablet) 2 times a day.

CHILDREN

The safety and effectiveness of Carafate in children have not been established.

(c) 2017