Carafate (Sucralfate)

Photograph of Carafate (Sucralfate) under the microscope.

Carafate is an antiulcer drug that is used in the short-term treatment of active duodenal ulcer. It is also used in maintenance therapy for duodenal ulcer patients at a reduced dosage after healing acute ulcers. This drug works by forming a barrier or coating over the ulcer, protecting it from stomach acid and allowing it to heal. Side effects include drowsiness, convulsions, constipation, and backache.

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