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Your monthly Carafate cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Carafate patient assistance program and obtain your medication for free. We only charge a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication for our services.

Am I eligible for Carafate patient assistance?

We review each Carafate enrollment application individually to determine if you are eligible. Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria and the factors considered by most programs are:

  • I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
  • I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
  • I meet certain income eligibility requirements

How do I apply for the Carafate patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Carafate patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Carafate, your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who will supply the medication, so it is important to make sure this information is accurate and up to date.

We will review the information that you have provided to determine whether you are eligible for patient assistance. If we can pre-qualify you for assistance, NiceRx will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. If you are approved by the pharmaceutical company, you will typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.

Is NiceRx a Carafate coupon provider?

NiceRx is not a Carafate coupon, Carafate discount card, or Carafate copay card provider. We do not offer Carafate manufacturer coupons, Carafate discounts, rebates, Carafate savings cards, trial offers, or free Carafate samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access their medication directly from the U.S. pharmaceutical company.

Can NiceRx help me get Carafate cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Carafate
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Carafate prescription
  • Your healthcare plan does not cover your medication
  • You do not have insurance

Please apply online to find out if we can help you.

How much does Carafate cost without insurance?

Without insurance, Carafate costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Carafate oral suspension (1 g/10 mL) will cost around $265 for 420 milliliters.

How much does Carafate cost with insurance?

The copay for Carafate will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more.

What is Carafate?

Carafate is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by AbbVie. Carafate contains sucralfate and is used to treat an active duodenal ulcer. Sucralfate can heal active ulcers, but will not prevent future ulcers from occurring.

Carafate is not absorbed well into the body through the digestive tract. It works mainly in the lining of the stomach by attaching itself to ulcer sites and protecting them from acids, enzymes, and bile salts.

What doses of Carafate are available?

Carafate is available in tablet and oral suspension form, in the following doses: 1g, 1g in 10 mL.

Take Carafate on an empty stomach. Never inject the liquid form of Carafate through a needle into the body, or death may occur. Take Carafate oral suspension by mouth only. The full benefit of taking Carafate may take 2 to 8 weeks to be seen. Sucralfate can make it more difficult for your body to absorb other medications taken by mouth. Do not take other medications within 2 hours before or after you take Carafate.

Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat and do not allow the liquid medicine to freeze. Read the full drug information provided and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Carafate active ingredients

The active ingredient of Carafate is sucralfate, which belongs to a class of drugs called gastrointestinal agents. Sucralfate is sold under various brand names and is used to treat stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), radiation proctitis, stomach inflammation and prevent stress ulcers.

Carafate side effects

The most common side effects of Carafate in clinical trials include:

  • Constipation, dry mouth, upset stomach, flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea
  • Nausea, headache, vomiting
  • Itching, rash
  • Dizziness, drowsiness
  • Sleep problems
  • Back pain

Get emergency medical help if you have more serious side effects of sucralfate such as hives, difficult breathing, and swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Carafate against your risk of adverse effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions to Carafate to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Carafate drug interactions

Carafate can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Antacids that contain aluminum
  • Certain antibiotics – ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, tetracyclines
  • Digoxin
  • Ketoconazole, levoketoconazole
  • Penicillamine
  • Phenytoin
  • Quinidine
  • Thyroid medications such as levothyroxine, or liothyronine

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Carafate. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Carafate contraindications

You should not use Carafate if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient sucralfate
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Carafate

Talk to your doctor before using Carafate if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Carafate
  • Have diabetes
  • Have kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis)
  • Have difficulty swallowing tablets
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Carafate generic

Carafate is the trademark brand name for sucralfate manufactured by AbbVie. A generic version of sucralfate is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Carafate savings through NiceRx.

The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.