Carafate is a medication for the treatment of ulcers of stomach and duodenum. It contains an active ingredient Sucralfate.
This ingredient has a low level of bioavailability and just 2% of the active ingredients are absorbed into the blood plasma. Most part of Carafate is dissolved in the acid conditions of the stomach and is decomposed into aluminum and sulfate sucrose. These ingredients favor a formation of the additional coat which covers the mucous membrane of the organs of the gastro-intestinal tract and prevents a formation of ulcers.
Carafate reduces an inflammatory process and hastens a process of healing of ulcers. This drug does not lower a production of pepsin and hydrochloric acid. It protects the affected places and prevents the blood loss.
Carafate may be used for treatment of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, gastritis, during damaged gastrointestinal mucosa caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or stress, with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
The highest efficiency of Carafate may be achieved in complex therapy with drugs which reduce a formation of the hydrochloric acid.
In what dose is Carafate used?
A one-time therapeutic dose covers the walls of the gastro-intestinal tract for 5-6 hours, and therefore in order to provide the maximal protection, it is necessary to take Carafate at least 3-4 times per day.
Carafate is produced in pills for the oral use. They should be used 60 minutes before meals and a last pill should be used before sleeping. Adults are recommended to take 1 pill of Carafate 1000 mg 4 times per day.
Depending on the severity of the affection of organs of the gastro-intestinal tract, a dose of Carafate may be increased. The maximal daily dose of Carafate is 12 mg.
Children under 12 years old are prescribed 0,5 mg of Carafate 4 times per day.
A length of the treatment is determined by the positive dynamics of the treatment. The treatment usually lasts for 4 to 6 weeks but it may take up to 12 weeks if needed.
- Do not take Carafate during bleedings from the gastro-intestinal tract
- The use of Carafate may favor a complete cicatrisation of the ulcer but it does not mean that ulcers will not appear again under the influence of the hydrochloric acid
- If a patient has dysphagia or obstruction of the gastro-intestinal tract, the use of Carafate is contraidnciated
- Carafate is allowed during pregnancy but only when a benefit of the treatment is higher the expected risk
The side effects of Carafate usually appear in 4-6% of patients during the use of high doses. The side effects grow at the beginning of the treatment and are reduced and completely pass during a long-term use of Carafate.
Patients often experience such negative symptoms as constipation, nausea, dry mouth, diarrhea, drowsiness, dizziness, local allergic reactions of moderate intensity.
Buy Carafate online
The treatment of the gastric ulcer may take several months, and therefore you should always have Carafate pills. You may regularly go to a doctor for the prescription of Carafate within entire period, or you may buy Carafate without prescription.
If you physician prescribed you the treatment, you may order Carafate in the online pharmacy and save your time. Carafate online is cheaper than in the city pharmacies, and it is for sale without prescription.
A shipping of Carafate online is made to any country. You should buy Carafate in the needed amount, indicate the address of the shipment and wait for a courier at home.