Could Carafate cause Headache - from FDA reports


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 Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 6,624 people who have side effects while taking Carafate from FDA. Among them, 356 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 gastric ulcer. (latest outcomes from Carafate 6,924 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,080 Headache patients).

On Dec, 23, 2016

6,624 people reported to have side effects when taking Carafate.
Among them, 356 people (5.37%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Carafate cause Headache?

Time on Carafate when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 71.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 14.29 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Carafate *:

  • female: 71.02 %
  • male: 28.98 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Carafate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.63 %
  • 20-29: 3.59 %
  • 30-39: 6.21 %
  • 40-49: 16.01 %
  • 50-59: 33.66 %
  • 60+: 38.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (34 people, 9.55%)
  • Pain (33 people, 9.27%)
  • Osteoporosis (30 people, 8.43%)
  • High Blood Pressure (24 people, 6.74%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (21 people, 5.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Protonix (74 people, 20.79%)
  • Prilosec (74 people, 20.79%)
  • Nexium (66 people, 18.54%)
  • Lasix (66 people, 18.54%)
  • Synthroid (63 people, 17.70%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (137 people, 38.48%)
  • Fatigue (114 people, 32.02%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (111 people, 31.18%)
  • Pain (105 people, 29.49%)
  • Dizziness (101 people, 28.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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