The researchers found that honey and Carafate
demonstrated to a significant degree the most protective effects in vitro and in vivo.
In experiments conducted on cadavers and live animals, both honey and Carafate
provided a physical barrier and neutralised the tissue pH increase associated with battery ingestion; they both reduced injury severity compared with other common household liquids, including apple juice, orange juice, sodas, sports drinks, and maple syrup.
Antacids containing aluminum and magnesium, iron, bile acid sequestrants used to lower cholesterol (colestipol, cholestyramine) and the ulcer medication sucralfate (Carafate
) all decrease the absorption of levothyroxine.
Gastrointestinal Sucralfate (Carafate
) Constipation, abdominal
* Ulcer prophylaxis: Sucralfate (Carafate
) inhibits pepsin activity and protects against ulceration.
She reviewed the medications listed on his chart and noted that he had received Carafate
, Docusate Sodium, and Zantac.
A medicine called sucralfate (Carafate
) coats your ulcer to protect it from the acid so it has time to heal.
The following drugs were included and are listed in the order of appearance in the journals and on the questionnaire: Voltaren, Wellbutrin, Prozac, Isoptin SR, PediaProfen, Feldene, Verelan, Capoten, Carafate
, Axid, Halcion, Cipro, Calan SR, Lorelco, Procardia XL, Cardizem, Tagamet, Suprax, Kerlone, and Ventolin.
, Prilosec or Cytotec may prevent gastritis and peptic ulceration, but share with the H-2 blockers the disadvantage of being very expensive ($100 to $150 or more per month).
Postoperative therapy comprised supplemental nutrition with Omnivore Care (15 mL/kg PO ql2h) for 2 days, famotidine (1 mg/kg IM ql2h) for 5 days, sucralfate (25 mg/kg PO q8h, Carafate
, Bridgewater, NJ, USA) for 3 days, metoclopramide (0.5 mg/kg PO q8h) for 3 days, and tramadol (30 mg/kg PO ql2h) for 4 days.
Other medications your vet may prescribe include Reglan (metoclopramide), used to stop vomiting and increase gastric motility, and Carafate
(sucralfate), used to treat gastric ulcers.
Dexamethasone (Decadron) 4 mg was ordered 3 times daily to reduce cerebral edema, sucrafate (Carafate
) i gram was ordered 4 times daily to minimize the gastric irritation from the steroid use, and phenytoin (Dilantin) 300 mg was ordered daily.
Instead, they will prescribe one of the many other effective treatments for this disorder: proton pump inhibitors, [H.sub.2] blockers, Carafate
, antacids, and lifestyle changes.
A few other medications, such as Carafate
, Urecholine and Prilosec are also available.