Timing of Feeding Sucralfate
When it comes to giving sucralfate, timing is key. It is important to give the medication at least two hours before or after main meals and other medications. This is to ensure that the medication is properly absorbed and that it does not interact with other medications. Waiting two hours is not possible for all horse owners due to localized circumstances. Do you best and give at a minimum 30minutes before main feed and other medications and supplements.
Sucralfate is typically given every 6 to 8 hours or twice a day will suffice. It is also important to take sucralfate with only a small handful of feed (chaff) or with water.
Sucralfate will be effective when given before omeprazole or after omeprazole. Just dont give them at the same time.
Feeding on an empty stomach
Most veterinarians will instruct horse owners to give Sucralfate when their horse's stomach is empty – commonly in the morning before grain or hay is given and other medication. Horse's stomach is least full first thing in the morning.
Interactions with Other Medication and Sucralfate
When taking sucralfate, it is important to be aware of potential interactions with other medications. Some medications, such as antacids, antibiotics, and blood thinners, can interact with sucralfate and cause serious side effects. Therefore, it is important to administrer sucraflate as a solo dose.
It is also important to be aware of potential drug interactions when taking sucralfate. For example, sucralfate can decrease the absorption of certain drugs, such as digoxin, ketoconazole, and cimetidine. It is important to talk to your horse practioner about any potential drug interactions before taking sucralfate.
In conclusion, timing is key when it comes to giving sucralfate. It is important to give the medication at least two hours before or after meals and other medications. It is also important to be aware of potential interactions with other medications and possible drug interactions.