sucralfate

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sucralfate

 [soo-kral´fāt]
a complex of aluminum and a sulfated polysaccharide, used as a gastrointestinal antiulcerative and gastric mucosa protectant; administered orally.

su·cral·fate

(sū-kral'fāt),
Sucrose octakis (hydrogen sulfate) aluminum complex; a polysaccharide with antipeptic activity, used to treat duodenal ulcers by providing a protective coating to allow healing.

sucralfate

/su·cral·fate/ (soo-kral´fāt) a complex of aluminum and a sulfated polysaccharide, used as a gastrointestinal antiulcerative.

sucralfate

(so͞o-krăl′fāt′)
n.
A drug, C12H54Al16O75S8, that binds to gastric acid and is composed of a sulfated polysaccharide and aluminum complex, used to treat duodenal ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

sucralfate

A complex of sucrose sulfate and AlOH, used to prevent acute gastric injury, ↓ inflammation, heal peptic ulcers Side effects Constipation, dry mouth, N&V, headache, urticaria, rashes

sucralfate

A drug that forms a protective coating over the stomach or duodenal lining. Sucralfate is used in the treatment of peptic ulceration. A brand name is Antepsin.

su·cral·fate

(sū-kral'fāt)
Sucrose octakis (hydrogen sulfate) aluminum complex; a polysaccharide with antipeptic activity, used to treat duodenal ulcers.

sucralfate (sookral´fāt),

n brand name: Carafate;
drug class: protectant, aluminum salt of sulfated sucrose;
action: forms an ulcer-adherent complex that covers and protects the ulcer site;
use: treatment of duodenal ulcer.

sucralfate

a complex of aluminum hydroxide and sulfated sucrose used for short-term treatment of peptic ulcer; it forms a complex with proteins that resists digestion by acid and pepsin thereby making a protective coating for the ulcer.