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Sucralfate Tablets

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Sucralfate Tablets
Product Information
Sucralfate is used to treat oral, esophageal, gastric and duodenal ulcers.
For
Dogs, Cats, and Horses
Generic Name
Sucralfate
Brand Names
Carafate®
Drug Class
GI-Mucosal Protectant
Product Description & Form
*Tablet size, color, shape, markings, or coating may be different from description. Sucralfate is a generic medication, and therefore we may have different manufacturers at any given time. Tablets may vary in appearance. 
Sucralfate 1 gm Tablets 100 ct: 10 mm, pink, oval (oblong) tablet, scored in half, imprinted with CARAFATE;1712. (Manufacturer: Greenstone NDC: 59762-0401-01)
Sucralfate 1 gm Tablets 500 ct: 19 mm, white, oval (oblong) tablet, scored in half, imprinted with NS;1. (Manufacturer: Nostrum Laboratories NDC: 29033-0003-05)
Benefits
  • Used to prevent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory induced ulceration
  • Forms a barrier over the ulcer that protects the ulcer from the acid of the stomach, allowing it to heal
Active Ingredients
Sucralfate
Inactive Ingredients
Sucralfate 1 gm Tablets 100 ct: FD&C Red No 3, RD&C Blue No1, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, corn starch. (NDC 59762-0401-01)
Sucralfate 1 gm Tablets 500 ct: Povidone, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide. (NDC 29033-0003-05)
Usage
Sucralfate should be given orally generally on an empty stomach as directed by your veterinarian. Try to give this medication at about the same time(s) each day.
Missed Doses
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once.
Side Effects
Side effects may include constipation, but they are rare. Vomiting has been reported in cats. 
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Drug & Food Interactions
The following drugs can potentially interact with sucralfate, the use together may not necessarily be contraindicated but additional monitoring may be appropriate: fluoroquinolone antibiotics, cimetidine, tetracycline/doxycycline, ketoconazole, levothyroxine, theophylline, fat soluble vitamins, phenytoin, digoxin, and antacids. Separate the administration of sucralfate and these drugs by 2 hours. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. 
Cautions
This medication does not have an FDA approved indication for use in animals, but it is a common and acceptable practice for veterinarians to prescribe this human medication for use in animals
Do not stop giving this medication to your pet unless directed by your veterinarian.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
Adverse Reactions
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Storage
Store at 68°F to 77°F in controlled room temperature. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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