The case for sucralfate: Is it still relevant?

  • Elmien Bronkhorst Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • Ilse Lessing Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • Elisma Pieterse Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Keywords: sucralfate, peptic-ulcer disease, alternative indications

Abstract

Sucralfate is a well-known drug indicated for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease. Since the introduction of other acidsuppressingĀ agents like histamine-2 receptor antagonists andĀ proton pump inhibitors, the use of sucralfate for this indication declined. This article gives an overview of the properties of sucralfate, as well as other indications where it can be the drug of choice.

Author Biographies

Elmien Bronkhorst, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

School of Pharmacy, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa

Ilse Lessing, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

School of Pharmacy, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa

Elisma Pieterse, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

School of Pharmacy, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa

Published
2021-12-07
Section
Product Review