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What is Sucralfate?
 
Sucralfate is a prescription medication used in dogs, cats, and horses to treat ulcers. Although Sucralfate is not FDA-approved for use in veterinary medicine, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs, cats, and horses. Sucralfate requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.
Sucralfate
For: Dogs, Cats, and Horses
 
Benefits:
Coats and protects ulcers against further damage from acids and enzymes
May help prevent ulcers from formin, which can happen when a pet is given aspirin or NSAIDs

How it works:
Sucralfate works to prevent and treat ulcers that form in the mouth, throat, esophagus, and intestines. Sucralfate works with the acids in the stomach to form a paste over the ulcers and prevent further damage.

Cautions:
Use Sucralfate with caution in pregnant or nursing animals.


More Information:
Brand Name
Carafate
Generic Name
sucralfate
What is the most important information I should know about sucralfate:
Sucralfate is a prescription medication not FDA approved for veterinary use; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs, cats, and horses. Sucralfate is available as 1 Gm tablets. The usual dose for dogs is 1/2 to 1 tablet by mouth 3 times a day. For cats, the usual dose is 1/4 to 1/2 tablet by mouth every 8 to 12 hours. For horses, the usual dose is 4.5mg to 9 mg per pound 4 times a day.
 
What is Sucralfate:
Sucralfate is used to treat ulcer by coating the ulcer protecting it from further damage. It is used to treat ulcers of the esophagus, stomach, or small intestine r to prevent ulcers in those animals being givens aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). Sucralfate may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.
 
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving sucralfate to my pet:
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is constipated or has megacolon. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or nursing.
 
How should this medication be given:
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Sucralfate should be given on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after, a meal. Unless directed otherwise, crush the tablet for better absorption. Store sucralfate at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
 
What happens if I miss giving a dose:
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you donŅt remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
 
What happens if I overdose the pet:
Signs of overdose are rare but may include constipation. If overdose is suspected, contact your veterinarian.
 
What should I avoid while giving Sucralfate to my pet:
Sucralfate should not be used in animals allergic to it. Use sucralfate with caution in pregnant, or nursing females.
 
What are the possible side effects of Sucralfate:
If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving sucralfate and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Sucralfate may cause constipation. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
 
What other drugs will affect Sucralfate:
Sucralfate may affect the absorption of many other medications. Do not give any medications within 2 hours of giving Sucralfate. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with sucralfate. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including vitamins, and supplements.
 
Where can I get more information:
Your pharmacist has additional information about Sucralfate written for health professionals that you may read.

Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Directions:

Sucralfate should be given on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after food.

Tip: Crush the tablet for better absorption.
Dosage:
Pet Weight Amount
Dogs/Puppies: All weights 1/2 to 1 tablet by mouth 3 times a day.
Cats/Kittens: 1/4 to 1/2 tablet by mouth every 8 to 12 hours.
Horses: 4.5 mg to 9 mg per pound every 6 to 8 hours.
Storage: Should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and light.

Sucralfate:

Active Ingredients Amount
Sucralfate 1 gram
Sucralfate 5 5 3 3
Great med! I have a 6 year old Shih tzu that I rescued from a puppy mill 2 years ago, this past spring he started to vomit and stopped eating, many visits to the vet with X-rays and even an exploratory surgery! Stomach ulcers, excess stomach acids the works....finally put on carafate for 2 weeks then he started to eat again, but every time we stopped it he would get sick again so finally our vet said he will stay on a maintainance dose for ever, thank goodness! 07/10/2014
my dog is well due to this medication I have a 2 year old Shih Tzu. When I first brought her home she would throw up. This progressed into diarrhea. This has been going on for 2 years. I have had her at the vets office every couple of months. He felt she has inflammable bowel diease. So started the progression of different types of bland foods. Nothing is working. He would give her antibiotics and sucralfate for short periods to clear her up. Just this last Sept. She was bleeding from the bowel and in her urine. She has been on sucralfate since then. I crush it and give it to her 2 times a day, an hour before I feed her. I tried to cut her down to once a day, but she started throwing up again. My vet said the last thing we could do would be to keep her on a low dose predisone for the rest of her life. We will be gone until April so I won't be seeing the vet until I get back but he sent me with enough sucralfate until I get home . That means my dog will be on it for over 6 months. I don't know if she can stay on it her whole life. I hope she can as there are so many side effects from predisone. There is nothing else we can do for her..either medicate or she dies from bleeding ulcers. But it's been so nice to have her well for so long because of this medication. 01/29/2013
What a difference My Dalmation, Jessie, is having a hard time since I've had to put her on prevacox. We started her on this product and with just two treatments, there's a big difference. She's actually asking me for food again. My vet had me desolve the tablet in a syringe with water and then dispense in her mouth. Much easier than trying to get yet another pill down her tummy. And since it's already disolved, it's working immediately. Love, love, love this! 09/09/2011
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I need to give my cat 4 mls x 3x/day. Can this be compounded to a smaller more tastier version?
1 year, 7 months ago
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Beanie C.
Aberdeen, SD
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We do not compound Sucralfate; however, your local pharmacy may do so. Check with your local compounding pharmacy.
1 year, 7 months ago
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safe for humans

1 year, 8 months ago
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DONNY
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Sucralfate is a human grade drug which is used in animals.
1 year, 8 months ago
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1 year, 11 months ago
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This question lacks sufficient information. Please contact our pharmacy at 888.738.6331 to speak directly with a pharmacist.
1 year, 11 months ago
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Lilli Pharmacist
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2 years, 1 month ago
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mp
VA
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Please consult with your veterinarian to discuss alternatives to Sucralfate.
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Lilli Pharmacist
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The 1 gm Sucralfate that I got from my vet's office is white and it is labeled N S1 on the pill. What is the difference between that pill and the one that is blue and labeled Watson 780? Just a different manufacturer?
2 years, 7 months ago
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Deb
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Yes. They are both sucralfate, but N S1 is from Nostrum Laboratories and Watson 780 is from Watson Laboratories.
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This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.
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