Thursday October 13, 2005
Sucralfate and Hypophosphatemia
If you decide (and very well rightly) to choose sucralfate as your choice of stress ulcer prophylaxis - just make sure you keep eye on phosphate level as it tends to cause hypophosphatemia. (But in no way it should stop you from using it). Many drugs if deliver via enteral route may see decrease bioavailability with sucralfate as Warfarin, Dilantin, Cipro., Digoxin etc. So as a precaution administer sucralfate about 2 hours before enteral admininstration of medicines.