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Carafate Drug Interactions

Carafate Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Carafate is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Aluminum-Containing Antacids
Carafate contains aluminum. Normally, the small amount of aluminum from Carafate that is absorbed into the body is easily removed by the kidneys (unless a person has kidney disease). Taking other aluminum-containing antacids increases the body's exposure to aluminum, which could perhaps cause problems. Check with your healthcare provider before taking Carafate with any antacid that contains aluminum.
 
Anagrelide
Carafate may decrease the level of anagrelide in the blood, perhaps making it less effective. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
 
Azole Antifungals
Carafate may bind to azole antifungals in the digestive tract, decreasing their absorption into the bloodstream (perhaps making them less effective). Separating Carafate and the antifungal by at least two hours helps to minimize this interaction.
 
Cimetidine
Carafate may bind to cimetidine in the digestive tract, decreasing its absorption into the bloodstream (perhaps making it less effective). Separating Carafate and cimetidine by at least two hours helps to minimize this interaction.
 
Digoxin
Carafate may bind to digoxin in the digestive tract, decreasing its absorption into the bloodstream (perhaps making it less effective). Make sure to take digoxin at least two hours before or at least six hours after taking Carafate.
 
Eltrombopag
Carafate may decrease the level of eltrombopag in the blood, perhaps making it less effective. Separating Carafate and eltrombopag by at least four hours helps to minimize this interaction.

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