Sucralfate (Carafate) Nursing Considerations

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Trade Name



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


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

Therapeutic Class

antiulcer agent

Pharmacologic Class

GI protectant

Nursing 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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Okay, let’s take a look at the drug. UCCR fate also known as Keate. This is an oral medication, as you can see here with this packaging for a suspension, and it also comes in the rectal form, the therapy, a class, or how sate works in the body is an anti ulcer agent while the pharmacologic class or its chemical effect is a GI protectant. Sate works by reacting with gastric acid. And when it reacts, it forms a pace. And this pace actually adheres to the ulcer, which is why we use it for the management of GI ulcers and also for GI injury prevention. When the patient is on high dose aspirin or NSAIDs, some side effects that ate can cause are constipation, dry mouth, dizziness and insomnia, a few nursing considerations for sate use caution in patients who have renal insufficiency and assets may decrease the effectiveness of sate. 

So be aware of this, be sure to teach your patient that they must administer sate 30 minutes before or after taking in an acid, and also be sure that they take this medication on an empty, empty stomach one hour before meals. So guys there actually have been instances where liquid sate has been administered to a patient intervene, which has led to fatal pulmonary and cerebral embolism. So it’s super important to know that there are currently no IV formulations for sate, that’s it for sate or Keate now go out and be your best self today. And as a always happy nursing.

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