Sucralfate is an anti-ulcer agent and gastric mucosa protectant used in dogs, cats and horses. Sucralfate coats and and protects ulcers against further damage from stomach acids and enzymes. It's also given to help prevent ulcers when an animal is receiving aspirin or NSAIDs.
Sucralfate binds to ulcerated tissue in the GI tract, including the mouth, throat, esophagus and intestines. Sucralfate also acts as a cytoprotectant by increasing prostaglandin synthesis.
Dosage and Administration:
Sucralfate may be
administered concurrently with H2 inhibitors, like cimetidine, without causing
an interaction. Give this medicine on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after feeding. Do not give
antacids for at least 30 minutes before or after giving this medicine.
- Dogs and Puppies: 1/2 - 1 tablet (0.5 - 1 gram) every 8-12 hours orally
- Cats and Kittens: 1/4 - 1/2 tablet (0.25 - 0.5 gram) every 8-12 hours orally
- Horses: 4.5 mg to 9 mg/lb every 6-8 hours
- Foals: 1 tablet (1 gram) every 8 hours orally
Use with caution in pregnant or nursing animals.
Active Ingredients per tablet: Sucralfate 1 gram
Adverse effects have not been reported.
Not absorbed systemically.
Sucralfate may decrease absorption of other
orally administered drugs (such as fluoroquinolones and tetracyclines) by
chelation with aluminum.
Store at room temperature, away from heat and light.
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