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USES: This medication is used to treat ulcers.

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Avg Consumer Rating 4.2 out of 5
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OverviewPhotosHow To UseSide EffectsPrecautionsMissed DoseDrug Interactions

This medication is used to treat ulcers.
  • Your doctor may recommend some lifestyle changes such as stress-reducing programs, diet changes and exercise to assist in treatment and prevention of ulcers.

  • Store at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.

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How To Use
  • Take on an empty stomach one hour before or two hours after meals.
  • Do not stop taking this medication without your doctor's approval.
  • Stopping therapy too soon may result in ineffective treatment.
  • Antacids can block the effect of this medication.
  • Do not take antacids 30 minutes before or after taking this medication

Side Effects
  • Indigestion, dizziness, dry mouth, back pain, or itching may occur as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Tell your doctor your medical history especially of stomach/intestinal problems, kidney disease, difficulty swallowing and of any allergies.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Inform your doctor about all the medicines you may use (both prescription and nonprescription) especially if you are taking certain antibiotics (tetracyclines such as doxycycline or quinolones such as ciprofloxacin), antacids, or phenytoin.
  • Also mention if you take cimetidine, ranitidine, digoxin, ketoconazole, penicillamine or theophylline.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Carafate
Overall:3 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 53
Location: usa
Time Taken: 2 months

Reason: ulcer Date: 26 July 2011
Side Effects
severe leg cramps and neck pain, headaches

Additional Thoughts

Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 66
Location: usa
Time Taken: 2 months days

Reason: acid reflux Date: 15 May 2010
Side Effects
i call carafate a blessing , no more sour bitter stomach and no side effects.

Additional Thoughts
i love it because it is very affordable and i can take it twice a day instead of four times a day . i hate taking pills but i'm very thankful i found this one. thank you

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