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Expert Advice

  • It should be taken 1 hour before having a meal or 2 hours after the meal. Take medicine with water.
  • In case you have taken any other medicine, wait at least 2 hours and then take sucralfate.
  • Do not take antacids (if prescribed) within 30 minutes of taking sucralfate.
  • If constipation persist, then contact your prescriber.

Primary Uses

Duodenal ulcers


This medicine is indicated in acute & chronic forms of gastric & duodenal ulcers, gastritis duodenitis (inflammation of stomach lining, inflammation of duodenum), gastric erosion & bile reflux (bile backs up(reflux) into stomach & esophagus).

Side Effects

Its side effects include constipation, diarrhea, gastrointestinal upset, dry mouth & rash.



There is no evidence of its risk in pregnant females but should be used with doctor’s recommendation.


In lactating females, caution is advised. Consult your doctor before use.


Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.


Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.


Caution is advised in patients with kidney impairments


Its contraindications include dialysis, high blood sugar, aluminum poisoning & chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure). Also contraindicated in allergy with sucralfate.


What are the uses of Sucralfate?

This medication is used for treating and preventing ulcers (inflammation of the intestinal lining) of the intestines. It speeds up healing of the inflamed area and prevents further damage.

How to take Sucralfate?

It is advised to use it as prescribed by your health care provider. It may take 4 to 8 weeks for the ulcer to heal completely. The dosage of this medicine is dependent on the age, condition, and its severity. Please consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

How to store Sucralfate?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (20-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Will I have to avoid eating certain foods during use of this medicine?

There are no significant foods that should be avoided during use of this medicine. However, it is better to avoid spicy food while you have the ulcer. For further guidance, consult your healthcare provider.

Will I have issues swallowing/ eating foods during use of this medicine or experience intestinal pain of any sort?

There are no significant swallowing/ intestinal issues associated with use of this medicine. Rarely individuals experience intestinal pain because of this medicine however you may have pain due to the intestinal ulcer (till it lasts).

How long will sucralfate take to work?

It mostly takes two to eight weeks before you get full benefit of sucralfate. It shouldn’t be taken for longer than 8 weeks at a time.

Can sucralfate & omeprazole be taken together?

Take omeprazole at least 30 minutes before taking sucralfate and use medicine regularly to get most benefit from it.


Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.


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