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Sucralfate (Carafate) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Carafate?

sucralfate

What is the Trade Name for sucralfate?

Carafate

What are the Indications of Sucralfate (Carafate) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

management of GI ulcers, GI injury prevention from high dose aspirin and NSAID treatment

What are the Actions of Sucralfate (Carafate) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

reacts with gastric acid to form a paste that adheres to ulcer

What is the Therapeutic Class of Sucralfate (Carafate) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antiulcer agent

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Sucralfate (Carafate) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

GI protectant

What are the Nursing Considerations of Sucralfate (Carafate) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • use caution in renal failure patients
  • concurrent use of antacids may decrease the effect of sucralfate – administer 30 min before or after
  • administer on empty stomach 1 hour before meals

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