Sucralfate (Manufacture may vary)
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Description

Sucralfate is a prescription medication used in dogs, cats, and horses to treat ulcers. Although Sucralfate is not FDA-approved for use in veterinary medicine, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs, cats, and horses.

For: Dogs, Cats, and Horses
Benefits:
  • Coats and protects ulcers against further damage from acids and enzymes
  • May help prevent ulcers from formin, which can happen when a pet is given aspirin or NSAIDs

  • How it works: Sucralfate works to prevent and treat ulcers that form in the mouth, throat, esophagus, and intestines. Sucralfate works with the acids in the stomach to form a paste over the ulcers and prevent further damage.

    Prescription Required

    Directions

    Dosage & Administration: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Sucralfate should be given on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after, a meal. Unless directed otherwise, crush the tablet for better absorption. Store sucralfate at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

    Directions:
  • Sucralfate should be given on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after food.

  • Tip: Crush the tablet for better absorption.
    Dosage:
    Pet Weight Dosage
    Dogs/Puppies: All weights 1/2 to 1 tablet by mouth 3 times a day.
    Cats/Kittens: All weights 1/4 to 1/2 tablet by mouth every 8 to 12 hours.
    Horses: All weights 4.5 mg to 9 mg per pound every 6 to 8 hours.
    Storage: Should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and light.

    What happens if I miss giving a dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you donżt remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

    What happens if I overdose the pet: Signs of overdose are rare but may include constipation. If overdose is suspected, contact your veterinarian.

    What should I avoid while giving Sucralfate to my pet: Sucralfate should not be used in animals allergic to it. Use sucralfate with caution in pregnant, or nursing females.

    Possible side effects of Sucralfate: If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving sucralfate and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Sucralfate may cause constipation. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

    What other drugs will affect Sucralfate: Sucralfate may affect the absorption of many other medications. Do not give any medications within 2 hours of giving Sucralfate. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with sucralfate. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including vitamins, and supplements.

    What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Sucralfate to my pet: Tell your veterinarian if your pet is constipated or has megacolon. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or nursing.

    Cautions: Use Sucralfate with caution in pregnant or nursing animals.