Sucralfate/Carafate

Sucralfate/Carafate

Mr. C. has been diagnosed with peptic ulcer disease and the following medications have been ordered:

a) Magnesium hydroxide/aluminum hydroxide (Mylanta) 15 mL PO 1 hour before bedtime and 3 hours after mealtime and at bedtime
b) Ranitidine (Zantac) 300 mg PO at bedtime
c) Sucralfate/Carafate 1g or 10 ml suspension (500mg/5ml) 1 hour before meals and at bedtime
The patient reports eating meals at 7 a.m., noon, and 6 p.m., and a bedtime snack at 10 p.m. Plan an administration schedule that will be most therapeutic and acceptable to the patient.