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.
distributes generic pill version for Carafate under the name Sucralfate: