Sucralfate is a gastric protective used in the treatment and prevention of ulcers. It helps heal damaged ulcer tissue and protects the stomach from acids and enzymes to allow for proper healing.
Sucralfate is taken orally in the form of a tablet, usually four times per day as prescribed by your doctor.
Common side effects associated with Sucralfate include constipation, abdominal pain and gas. Severe side effects associated with this medication include coughing up or vomiting material which is bright red or black. If you experience any of the severe side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Sucralfate is sometimes used for other purposes, as suggested by your doctor.