Sucralfate

Posted by susanescareno1957 @susanescareno1957, Mar 28 3:41pm

I have Gastroparesis and am on Sucralfate. Can’t tell if it’s helping or making it worse. Any others with the same diagnosis on Sucralfate or told not to take it?

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I take sucralfate and LOVE IT! I do have gastroparesis but also other GI issues. Whenever my stomach really starts bothering me I take the sucralfate and almost always it will at least reduce my discomfort and more often than not, it is fully effective. I also have SIBO so when the sucralfate doesn't work well, my GI will give me antibiotics for that. Regardless whether I eat a meal or not, I still use it a couple times per day. I would think you would know very fast if it's working or not. It is not one of those medications that need to build up. I hope you get some relieve soon,

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I took it for different GI issues ( many many ) , unfortunately it didn’t work for my issues .
I didn’t think 💭 they gave it for Gastroparesis?
Hope it helps you .
Google it and read about it .

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I have taken sucralfate many times in the er. I have severe esophagitis and Mals. I don’t feel it helps at all. The gi cocktail helps. As well as xs cherry maalox I hope you feel better soon. There are lots of other things you can try if it doesn’t help you.

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@rozy288

I took it for different GI issues ( many many ) , unfortunately it didn’t work for my issues .
I didn’t think 💭 they gave it for Gastroparesis?
Hope it helps you .
Google it and read about it .

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I didn't find Sucralfate helpful at all for my GI issues post esophageal cancer surgery with gastric pull-through.

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This is interesting for me.

I was given it for Metabolic Acidosis, but still think (this was June 2023) I have something else.

Have history of pancreatitis and in December 2022 I started having nausea and left sided abdominal pain. After a year and a pancreatic specialist I saw years ago, it is not pancreatitis and I'm having a colonoscopy next month after CT showed colitis.

I lost 40 pounds in about 4 months.

When I started taking the Sucralfate I ended up not needing the Omeprazole for GERD.

Given that extensive background (sorry but it might help), I believe in the medicine in this situation.

Gastroparesis was suggested at one point in my process, but supposedly ruled out.

Hope this might help someone.

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@graceym1

I have taken sucralfate many times in the er. I have severe esophagitis and Mals. I don’t feel it helps at all. The gi cocktail helps. As well as xs cherry maalox I hope you feel better soon. There are lots of other things you can try if it doesn’t help you.

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Same for me. I take it for MALS and GERD flares. It seemingly is a temporary band aid of sorts, but at least it works. Try taking it as early as you can in waking and don't eat for at least an hour afterwards to get the most benefit from it. It ladt about 6 hours usually for me.

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@truwit

Same for me. I take it for MALS and GERD flares. It seemingly is a temporary band aid of sorts, but at least it works. Try taking it as early as you can in waking and don't eat for at least an hour afterwards to get the most benefit from it. It ladt about 6 hours usually for me.

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Thanks for tips. I’ve tried. Doesn’t work on my Mals or Gerd unfortunately. Famotadine and extra strength maalox help a bit thank God. Have you had surgery yet for Mals? I just had ph impedance test. And now having celiac artery block on Friday. Have you gone through any tests yet?

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@graceym1

Thanks for tips. I’ve tried. Doesn’t work on my Mals or Gerd unfortunately. Famotadine and extra strength maalox help a bit thank God. Have you had surgery yet for Mals? I just had ph impedance test. And now having celiac artery block on Friday. Have you gone through any tests yet?

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So sorry, but glad you have something to help a little at least. The GI coctails do work great for me too, but having to go to ER to get one is a pain. No, I have not had surgery for MALS yet, but I have had one surgeon who was willing to do my surgery, but afer all was said and done I didn't trust him for my surgery. I had 4 tests and all showed MALS, including the J hook appearance which was very telling and I was diagnosed officially in October last year. I also have Fibromyalgia, Celiac Disease and other health issues as well. I am back to square one with looking for another possibility for surgeon. Are you in the MALS fb group?

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