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Sucralfate (suspension and tablets)


Bile acid gastritis

Amber level 0


Nice TA:

Commissioning responsibility:


PbR excluded:


BNF chapter:
Gastro-intestinal system


LSCMMG members agreed an Amber 0 RAG rating for sucralfate suspension and tablets, with the following conditions: 

  • Specialist initiation only, by GI consultants or GI surgeons
  • Recommended for bile acid gastritis  
  • Use for general chronic gastritis should only be as a result of endoscopic findings, following an appropriate trial of PPI or H2 antagonist 
  • Not recommended for the treatment of GORD  
  • Course length should be stipulated prior to primary care taking over prescribing responsibility  


LSCMMG Recommendation:

Amber level 0

Reason for decision:

Suitable for GP prescribing following recommendation/initiation by specialist

Supporting documents:

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups

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Last Updated: 30 - Apr - 2024