Until When Can You Take The Drug Sucralfate?
Hi ,. I want to ask .. about 3 weeks ago I had a stomach ulcer and the doctor here prescribed sulcralfate medicine, and I felt my stomach was getting better. About 2 weeks I consumed 1 bottle of sulcralfate and it was gone. When I felt it was better, I tried eating Even though the chili sauce isn’t too spicy, it feels like my stomach is hurting again. What I want to ask, until when do you actually consume sulcralfate? And how long will the wound in my stomach heal completely? Thank you.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The condition that you are experiencing, can be caused by an ulcer, and it can also be caused by heartburn or stomach acid disease. If it is caused by a stomach ulcer, the treatment can take weeks to months depending on the severity. The handling also varies from oral medication to surgery. In your case, if you find that you have not completely healed, it is natural to consume chili peppers to trigger the pain again.
But on the other hand, if it turns out that you actually have stomach acid, this condition cannot be completely cured, and if something triggers stomach acid (spicy, sour, oily, fatty, fatty foods, coffee, late eating, stress, sleep after eating ), the complaint will return. The available medication is only useful for temporary relief of symptoms, but the best treatment is to avoid all triggers. So if it turns out you have stomach acid disease, you could actually be cured, but relapse again because of consuming chili sauce.
As for sucralfat itself, this drug is not a drug such as antibiotics that must be finished. The use of sucralfat is actually more necessary, and if you feel better, it's actually fine if you don't use it again, unless your doctor says otherwise.
So our advice to you now, you should check your condition with an intern doctor to be sure about his condition. Because if there is indeed a stomach ulcer, there must be supervision and gradual control to determine the course of the disease and assess the response to treatment. Thus, your condition can be more controlled, misunderstandings can be minimized, and your condition can improve more quickly.
Meanwhile, multiply the consumption of warm water, and avoid cigarettes and various stomach acid triggers that we mentioned earlier. So, hopefully answering your question.