NCLEX RN Practice Question # 878

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 878.


NCLEX Examination


Sucralfate (Carafate) Uses:

Short-term treatment of duodenal ulcers; maintenance of duodenal ulcers (at reduced dose) after healing in adults; treatment of oral and esophageal ulcers due to radiation, chemotherapy, or sclerotherapy; currently under investigation for treatment of gastric ulcers, gastric damage induced by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), prevention of stress ulcers in acutely ill individuals.


Adverse Effects

The adverse effects associated with sucralfate are primarily related to its GI effects. Constipation is the most frequently seen adverse effect. Diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, gastric discomfort, and dry mouth may also occur. Other adverse effects that have been reported with this drug include dizziness, sleepiness, vertigo, skin rash, and back pain.

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