Message Number: YG709 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: Sun Mar 4, 2001 10:30pm
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number 35
In a message dated 3/4/01 11:36:10 PM, Ferret-Healthfirstname.lastname@example.org
<< Dr. WIlliams, thanks again. I can't find carafate anywhere. is it a
Although I'm not Dr. Williams or even a vet, we have used Carafate
extensively over the years. It's a human ulcer medicine available by
prescription. We make a suspension by crushing the pill and mixing it with
water. It doesn't dissolve so you have to shake it well before drawing it up
in a syringe. We generally give it about 20 minutes before feeding and after
any antibiotic. Carafate is relatively safe, binding to ulcerated tissue to
sort of put a "Band-Aid" over it. The rest passes on through.
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