What is Carafate (sucralfate) Suspension?Treating and preventing ulcers. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
# Take Carafate Suspension by mouth on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating.
# Shake well before each use.
# Use a measuring device marked for medicine dosing. If you are unsure of how to measure your dose, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.
# Do not take an antacid for at least 30 minutes before or after taking Carafate Suspension.
# It may take 4 to 8 weeks for complete healing of your ulcer. Continue taking Carafate Suspension for the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
# Do not take Carafate Suspension at the same time as other medicines. Take Carafate Suspension at least 2 hours after other medicines. If you are not sure about the best time to take Carafate Suspension, ask your doctor or pharmacist
Product Code: 11863
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.