Is Sucralfate compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Sucralfate?


February 1, 2017 (Very Low Risk)

It is a glycoside-sulphate derivative (sucrose) plus aluminum.

At latest update no published data on excretion into breastmilk were found.

Pharmacokinetic data (virtually non-absorbed with a high molecular weight) make it very unlikely the excretion into breastmilk in significant amounts, which in addition it would not be absorbed through the infant's intestine.

Medication with authorized use on infants.


We do not have alternatives for Sucralfate since it is relatively safe.

Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.


  • σουκραλφάτη (Greek)
  • سوكرالفات (Arabic)
  • Сукральфат (Cyrillic)
  • 硫糖铝 (Chinese)
  • スクラルファート (Japanese)
  • C12H54Al16O75S8 (Molecular formula)


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