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Review: could Carafate cause Abdominal pain?

Summary: Abdominal pain is found among people who take Carafate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prilosec, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 4,358 people who have side effects while taking Carafate from FDA and social media. Among them, 398 have Abdominal pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal pain and more.

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Carafate

Carafate has active ingredients of sucralfate. It is often used in gastric ulcer. (latest outcomes from 4,519 Carafate users)

Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain has been reported by people with birth control, crohn's disease, high blood pressure, pain, depression. (latest reports from 107,206 Abdominal pain patients)

On Jan, 29, 2015: 4,355 people reported to have side effects when taking Carafate. Among them, 398 people (9.14%) have Abdominal Pain.

Trend of Abdominal pain in Carafate reports

Time on Carafate when people have Abdominal pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Abdominal pain25.00%50.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Abdominal pain when taking Carafate * :

FemaleMale
Abdominal pain71.32%28.68%

Age of people who have Abdominal pain when taking Carafate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Abdominal pain0.00%1.07%3.48%9.09%16.31%12.57%27.01%30.48%

Severity of Abdominal pain when taking Carafate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Abdominal pain0.00%66.67%0.00%33.33%

How people recovered from Abdominal pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Abdominal pain0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (33 people, 8.29%)
  2. Pain (28 people, 7.04%)
  3. Crohn's disease (24 people, 6.03%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (21 people, 5.28%)
  5. Systemic lupus erythematosus (21 people, 5.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prilosec (125 people, 31.41%)
  2. Protonix (98 people, 24.62%)
  3. Zofran (94 people, 23.62%)
  4. Nexium (92 people, 23.12%)
  5. Prednisone (81 people, 20.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • the pain is sporadic but when I have it, it's very debilitating. Sometimes it comes with nausea and vomit

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • The symptoms listed above are from taking the carafate only. I have been on this for a week now taking it 3 times a day an hour before a meal at the same time daily. I feel bloated, constipated and am having a very hard stool then to diarrhea and it burns, I also feel as if gas is stuck in my abdomen and as a result causing the abdominal pain.

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Also some diarrhea

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