Sucralfate

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


No data are available on sucralfate use during breastfeeding; however, it is virtually unabsorbed orally. Most authorities consider sucralfate acceptable to use during breastfeeding.[1][2][3][4] No special precautions are required.


Drug Levels:


Maternal Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Effects in Breastfed Infants:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Possible Effects on Lactation:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Alternate Drugs to Consider:


Antacids,Cimetidine,Famotidine,Nizatidine,Omeprazole,Pantoprazole,Ranitidine


References:


1. Lewis JH, Weingold AB and the Committee of FDA-Related Matters, American College of Gastroenterology. The use of gastrointestinal drugs during pregnancy and lactation. Am J Gastroenterol. 1985;80 :912-23. PMID:2864852
2. Hagemann TM. Gastrointestinal medications and breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1998;14:259-62. PMID:10205441
3. Broussard CN, Richter JE. Treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease during pregnancy and lactation: what are the safest therapy options? Drug Saf. 1998;19:325-37. PMID:9804446
4. Richter JE. Review article: the management of heartburn in pregnancy. Aliment Pharmacol Ther; 2005;22:749-57. PMID:16225482



Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Sucralfate

CAS Registry Number:

54182-58-0

Drug Class:


  • Anti-Ulcer Agents

  • Gastrointestinal Agents


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    475


    Last Revision Date:


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