17.08 Sucralfate (Carafate)

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Outline

Generic Name

sucralfate

Trade Name

Carafate

Indication

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

Action

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