Why has my veterinarian prescribed Sucralfate Tablets?
Sucralfate is prescribed to treat oral, esophageal, gastric, and duodenal ulcers. This medicine may also be used to prevent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory induced ulceration. This medication forms a barrier over the ulcer, protecting it from stomach acid and allowing the ulcer to heal.
How do I give Sucralfate Tablets?
First, READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
Give this medication to your pet on an empty stomach, 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after meals.
Give Sucralfate to your pet as directed by your veterinarian.
If you have Sucralfate in liquid form, measure each dose carefully.
Try to give this medication at about the same time(s) each day.
DO NOT give your pet more medicine than directed.
DO NOT give your pet medicine more often than prescribed.
DO NOT stop giving your pet Sucralfate unless directed by your veterinarian. Plan ahead to ensure you have the refills you need.
Try not to miss giving any doses.
If I miss a dose, what do I do?
If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
How do I store Sucralfate Tablets?
Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
Store this medicine at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight.
Do not store this medicine in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. This medication can break down when exposed to moisture or heat.
What are the potential side effects of Sucralfate Tablets?
Side effects from this medication are rare.
Occasionally, constipation has occurred.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
What about possible drug interactions?
Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any other medications and supplements you are giving to your pet.
The following drugs may interact with Sucralfate: cimetidine, tetracycline, phenytoin, digoxin, and antacids. Separate the administration of Sucralfate and these drugs by 2 hours.
It’s not uncommon for your veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your veterinarian may change the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Sucralfate Tablets for Pets by following the link below:
If you have questions or concerns about Sucralfate Tablets, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.
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