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Review: could Carafate cause Abdominal pain?

Summary: Abdominal pain could be caused by Carafate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Prilosec, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 4,337 people who have side effects while taking Carafate from FDA and social media. Among them, 397 have Abdominal pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal pain and more.

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Carafate

Carafate (latest outcomes from 4,496 users) has active ingredients of sucralfate. It is often used in gastric ulcer.

Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain (latest reports from 614,562 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, pain, acupuncture and pain.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 4,324 people reported to have side effects when taking Carafate. Among them, 397 people (9.18%) have Abdominal Pain. They amount to 0.06% of all the 610,952 people who have Abdominal Pain on eHealthMe.

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 pain28.57%42.86%0.00%28.57%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Abdominal pain71.25%28.75%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Abdominal pain0.00%1.07%3.49%8.85%16.35%12.60%27.08%30.56%

Severity of Abdominal pain when taking Carafate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Abdominal pain0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Abdominal pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Abdominal pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (33 people, 8.31%)
  2. Pain (28 people, 7.05%)
  3. Crohn's disease (24 people, 6.05%)
  4. Systemic lupus erythematosus (21 people, 5.29%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (21 people, 5.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prilosec (125 people, 31.49%)
  2. Protonix (98 people, 24.69%)
  3. Zofran (94 people, 23.68%)
  4. Nexium (92 people, 23.17%)
  5. Prednisone (81 people, 20.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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