Re: CARAFATE / SUCRALFATE - Anyone else taking it for bile diarrhea?
I'm using for a mysterious acid burning in my upper abdomen, but not for ulcers. I can see why he would use it for bile diarrhea because it is supposed to coat your insides and prevent any pain and damage from acid and bile. It also causes mild constipation.
I am taking it 4 times per day. Keep two things in mind. First, I felt crummy on it for the first 10 days or so. I felt full and nauseas at first but it did wear off. I"m not at 2 weeks and I have no side effects. Second, follow the guidelines for when you can eat verses when you take the meds. Otherwise all you'll end up doing is coating the food instead of your GI tract, and then the meds don't work.