Carafate, sucralfate is a unique oral drug. Chemically, it is a complex
of the disaccharide sugar, sucrose, combined with sulfate and aluminum.
It is minimally absorbed into the body, and its actions are entirely on the lining
of the stomach and duodenum. Although its mechanism is not entirely understood,
the following actions are thought to be important for its beneficial effects:
1. Carefate, sucralfate binds to the surface of ulcers (attaching to
exposed proteins) and coats the ulcer, thus protecting the ulcer surface to
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