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n. An oral gastrointestinal medication primarily indicated for the treatment of active duodenal ulcers.


n. medicine consisting of a tablet (trade name Carafate) used to treat peptic ulcers; said to bind to the ulcer site and coat it [syn: Carafate]


Sucralfate is a medication primarily taken to treat active duodenal ulcers. Sucralfate is also used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and stress ulcers.

Sucralfate is a sucrose sulfate- aluminium complex that binds to the ulcer, creating a physical barrier that protects the gastrointestinal tract from stomach acid and prevents the degradation of mucus. It also promotes bicarbonate production and acts like an acid buffer with cytoprotective properties.

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She could possibly use some sucralfate but that was expensive and time-consuming to make.