Review: could Carafate cause Headache?


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Carafate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prilosec, and have Pain . We study 6,415 people who have side effects while taking Carafate from FDA and social media. Among them, 343 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Carafate

Carafate has active ingredients of sucralfate. It is often used in gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Carafate 6,685 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, weakness, fatigue (latest reports from 294,184 Headache patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

6,415 people reported to have side effects when taking Carafate.
Among them, 343 people (5.35%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Carafate cause Headache?

Time on Carafate when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 11.11 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Carafate *:

  • female: 70.21 %
  • male: 29.79 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Carafate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.34 %
  • 10-19: 2.02 %
  • 20-29: 3.03 %
  • 30-39: 6.4 %
  • 40-49: 15.15 %
  • 50-59: 34.01 %
  • 60+: 39.06 %

Severity if Headache when taking Carafate **:

  • least: 66.67 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (34 people, 9.91%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (32 people, 9.33%)
  • Osteoporosis (30 people, 8.75%)
  • Hypertension (22 people, 6.41%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (20 people, 5.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prilosec (76 people, 22.16%)
  • Protonix (74 people, 21.57%)
  • Nexium (66 people, 19.24%)
  • Lasix (66 people, 19.24%)
  • Aspirin (63 people, 18.37%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (134 people, 39.07%)
  • Anxiety (108 people, 31.49%)
  • Pain (104 people, 30.32%)
  • Dizziness (96 people, 27.99%)
  • Fatigue (94 people, 27.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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