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Review: Carafate and Nexium

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Carafate and Nexium. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 952 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Carafate (latest outcomes from 4,509 users) has active ingredients of sucralfate. It is often used in gastric ulcer.

Nexium (latest outcomes from 73,090 users) has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 952 people who take Carafate, Nexium are studied

Carafate, Nexium outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Carafate (sucralfate)
- Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Carafate is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Nexium is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Renal Failure AcuteDizzinessPancreatitis AcuteTracheal InjuryGastrooesophageal Reflux Diseasen/aComplex Regional Pain SyndromePain
Urinary Tract InfectionNervousnessFistulaAbdominal PainAbdominal PainHigh Blood PressureNausea
EosinophiliaHypersensitivityPancreatic PseudocystChest PainAnxietyHeadacheDiarrhoea
Metabolic AcidosisOsteomyelitisStomach PainAnaemiaNauseaSweating - ExcessiveGastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedOsteonecrosisConstipationHypotensionGastric UlcerFlank PainAnxiety
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedSleep DisorderHeartburn - ChronicDyspnoeaPainFatigueAbdominal Pain
Atrial FibrillationGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseFlank PainDyspepsiaShortness Of BreathFatigue
Hepatitis CholestaticArthritisHeadacheInjuryBenign Intracranial HypertensionVomiting
Liver InjuryAbdominal PainHigh Blood PressureLoose ToothDrug IneffectiveAnaemia
JaundiceConstipationSweating - ExcessiveMetastatic NeoplasmAdverse EventDyspnoea

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Carafate is effective33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
Nexium is effective42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainPain
DiarrhoeaNausea
NauseaDizziness
Abdominal PainAnxiety
Gastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseAnaemia
FatigueDyspnoea
VomitingDiarrhoea
AnxietyThrombocytopenia
Abdominal Pain UpperHypotension
Oedema PeripheralGastrooesophageal Reflux Disease

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Carafate is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
3.85%
(1 of 26 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Nexium is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
3.85%
(1 of 26 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
HypotensionLymphadenopathyCholecystitis ChronicLiver InjuryAbdominal Pain UpperAbdominal Pain UpperDiarrhoeaPain
PneumoniaLipase IncreasedPainAmenorrhoeaAnaemiaGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseasePainDiarrhoea
AnorexiaHypoxiaAbdominal PainAbdominal PainDepressionChest PainOedema PeripheralNausea
DyspnoeaHyperglycaemiaBiliary DyskinesiaCholecystitis ChronicNauseaVomitingGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseGastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
Atrial FibrillationMetabolic AcidosisVomitingBiliary DyskinesiaCholecystitis ChronicHeadacheNauseaAbdominal Pain
Confusional StatePericardial EffusionAbdominal Pain UpperNauseaDizzinessNauseaFatigueAnxiety
DeathTachypnoeaDiarrhoeaCholelithiasisConstipationPainAbdominal PainHypotension
Ejection Fraction DecreasedStreptococcal BacteraemiaAbdominal Pain LowerVomitingBronchitisAnxietyAsthmaAnaemia
Pleural EffusionCholelithiasisAbdominal Pain UpperDysphagiaDiarrhoeaVomitingConstipation
HepatosplenomegalyNauseaChest PainPain In ExtremityPneumoniaAnaemiaVomiting

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I believe alot of my symptoms are related but after seeing 7 different specialists and them running many different tests I still don't have a diagnosis. Many of the tests are abnormal but nothing seems to fit completely together. My gastroenterologist is referring me to a surgeon for severe gastro reflux that can't be controlled with medication. I can't take the ferrous sulfate because of nausea.

    Reply

    rossta75 on Jul, 21, 2014:

    I'm not sure what state you live in but I have researched this same issue and THC the active ingredient in Marijuana and a few other active chemicals will calm the stomach and increase appetite. I'm not a user but I am considering it under medical advice.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I believe alot of my symptoms are related but after seeing 7 different specialists and them running many different tests I still don't have a diagnosis. Many of the tests are abnormal but nothing seems to fit completely together. My gastroenterologist is referring me to a surgeon for severe gastro reflux that can't be controlled with medication. I can't take the ferrous sulfate because of nausea.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I have continual burping at night mainly.

    Reply

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Carafate (sucralfate) is often used to treat gastric ulcer. Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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