A client is taking Gelusil tablets along with sucralfate (Carafate) daily 1 hour before meals. The nurse should instruct the client to do which of the following?
1. Sucralfate (Carafate) should be taken every 4 hours to be effective.
2. Gelusil and sucralfate (Carafate) are ineffective when used in combination.
3. Sucralfate (Carafate) should be taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before meals.
4. Sucralfate (Carafate) and Gelusil should be taken early in the morning.
Sucralfate (Carafate) is taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before meals and at bedtime to allow a protective coating over the ulcer before high levels of gastric acidity occur.
It is not to be taken every 4 hours. Gelusil and sucralfate (Carafate) are effective when prescribed together. Gelusil should be taken for 2 hours before or after taking sucralfate, not at the same time
CN: Pharmacological and parenteral therapies; CL: Apply