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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-03-05 19:34:00 UTC
Subject: Carafate tip

>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.
>Dick B.

Dick, just a tip: Carafate is designed to fall apart in water on its
own if just left a couple of minutes so you can skip the crushing
step, though it will still need a good deal of stirring. Humans put
one caplet in about a 1/4 cup of water, allow it to "bloom" and
collapse, swish it around, and drink. Steve used to have to take it
due to a congenital esophageal problem.