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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Carafate
Answer: Carafate(sulcrafate) is a relatively unique treatment for gastritis and ulcer disease. It apparently coats denuded areas of the stomach and aids in their healing. This coating prevents acid from increasing the damage and the drug is fairly effective. It doesn't appear that any of the drug is absorbed-consequently, at this time it looks like there are no long term side effects.