Does Sucralfate expire? 

Does Sucralfate expire? 

Yes, Sucralfate does expire. You can find the expiration date printed on the packaging. If Sucralfate has recently expired, you can still use it and it will most likely help you out with symptoms related to your duodenal ulcer. 

However, if it expired quite a while ago, I would not recommend using it. It is a prescription medication and should only be used if prescribed by a healthcare professional. 

What are the possible dangers associated with the use of expired Sucralfate? 

Expired Sucralfate does not cause any type of toxicity, but it soon starts to lose its potency and may not deliver the therapeutic results you are hoping for. 

Ulcers are quite painful and they can significantly affect the quality of your life. It is not wise to opt for an expired medication to manage such a painful condition. FDA generally recommends against the use of expired medications, as its difficult yo predict how they could possibly harm your body (1).

What to do if you have taken expired Sucralfate? 

If you have taken expired Sucralfate, don’t worry about your health. The drug will not harm you. However, your pain will continue to disturb you if the medication has lost its potency. 

It’s best to consult your healthcare provider and get a new prescription. Your doctor should know about your symptoms if they are quite serious and I would not recommend you to try and manage them at home. 

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Don’t Be Tempted to Use Expired Medicines [Internet]. Silver Spring (MD): U.S. Food and Drug Administration; 2021 [cited 2022 Oct 24]. Available from: