Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Carafate if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Undergoing dialysis
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Sucralfate and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Sucralfate and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Carafate Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose?It appears that an overdose with this medication is not particularly dangerous. Nonetheless, if you happen to overdose on Carafate, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Sucralfate Overdose for more information.)
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?If you forget to take your dose, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
This medication comes in the following strengths and forms:
- Carafate 1 gram (1000 mg) tablets
- Carafate 1 gram per 10 mL oral suspension.