Carafate - Sucralfate

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Generic Carafate manufactured by Watson Pharmaceuticals

What sort of medication is Carafate?

Carafate is an anti-ulcer medication. As a result of its reaction with hydrochloric acid in the stomach, paste-like matter is formed which serves as an acid buffer, preventing further damage from acid. These effects help to heal active duodenal ulcers. Carafate is also used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and stress ulcers. In pill form, the medication is administered in 1g (1000mg) strength. The effects of a single dose usually last about 6 to 8 hours.

Brand name Carafate is marketed in the USA, while in Canada the medication is mostly available under the brand name Sulcrate.

Watson Pharmaceuticals distributes generic pill version for Carafate under the name Sucralfate:

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