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Posted on Thu, 23 Jun 2022
Question: Hello Dr XXXXXXX I have some additional questions:
1)You mentioned sucralfate covers Complete stomach epithelium. What does that mean. Please explain.
2)Will sucralfate help if ulcer in lower intestine or upper intestine.
3)Suppose I take Nexium at 7 am. When should I take Sucrlfate - same time at 7 am. 30 minutes later at 7:30 am ?
4)At what time I can eat breakfast. 30 minutes or 60 minutes after sucralfate.
Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
Answers are-
1)Consider stomach as a ballon and think that you are sitting inside this ballon.Now what you can see is inner surface of ballon.Now stomach is also a bag.The inner surface of it is called epithelium.
Now gastritis increases acid levels which irritates continuously this inner surface so easiest way is to coat this inner surface with something which prevent acid to come in contact with inner layer(sucralfate does the same) it covers the inner surface of stomach and hence protect inner surface of stomach(epithelium).
2)Yes anything in stomach would reach small intestine also.So yes it would cover epithelium their also and hence would help to prevent ulcers.Secondly sucralfate has healing properties also so apart from just binding it would also help to heal the ulcers.
3) Practically interval of 10 minutes between both are ok.
4)30 minutes after taking sucralfate.
Hope it clears your doubt.
Feel free to follow up.
Thanks!
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Hello Dr XXXXXXX I Have Some Additional Questions: 1)You Mentioned

Brief Answer: Follow up. Detailed Answer: Hi again, Answers are- 1)Consider stomach as a ballon and think that you are sitting inside this ballon.Now what you can see is inner surface of ballon.Now stomach is also a bag.The inner surface of it is called epithelium. Now gastritis increases acid levels which irritates continuously this inner surface so easiest way is to coat this inner surface with something which prevent acid to come in contact with inner layer(sucralfate does the same) it covers the inner surface of stomach and hence protect inner surface of stomach(epithelium). 2)Yes anything in stomach would reach small intestine also.So yes it would cover epithelium their also and hence would help to prevent ulcers.Secondly sucralfate has healing properties also so apart from just binding it would also help to heal the ulcers. 3) Practically interval of 10 minutes between both are ok. 4)30 minutes after taking sucralfate. Hope it clears your doubt. Feel free to follow up. Thanks!