Sucralfate - Adventist HealthCare

Sucralfate

Drug Information

Sucralfate is used to treat intestinal ulcers, and it is a type of drug known as a polysaccharide antipeptic.

Common brand names:

Carafate

Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods

Types of interactions:BeneficialAdverseCheck

Replenish Depleted Nutrients

  • Phosphorus

    People taking sucralfate may develop lower than normal blood levels of phosphorus. A 42-year-old woman who took sucralfate for two weeks experienced bone pain that was caused by low phosphorus levels. The bone pain disappeared after she stopped taking the drug and began supplementing with phosphorus. Individuals taking sucralfate should have their blood phosphorus levels monitored regularly by their healthcare practitioner and may need to take supplemental phosphorus.

Reduce Side Effects

  • none

Support Medicine

  • none

Reduces Effectiveness

  • none

Potential Negative Interaction

  • Calcium
    Slight increases in blood calcium levels may occur in people taking sucralfate, which could be aggravated by calcium supplementation. Therefore, people taking calcium supplements and sucralfate should have their blood calcium levels monitored by their healthcare practitioner and may need to avoid calcium supplementation.

Explanation Required 

  • none

The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers' package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

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