Review: could Carafate cause Metallic Taste?


Summary

Metallic taste 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 Xanax, and have Hepatitis c . We study 4,993 people who have side effects while taking Carafate from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste 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 5,212 users)

Metallic Taste

Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) has been reported by people with agranulocytosis, renal cell carcinoma, oral discomfort, pneumonia, granuloma (latest reports from 29,582 Metallic taste patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

4,993 people reported to have side effects when taking Carafate.
Among them, 38 people (0.76%) have Metallic Taste


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Carafate cause Metallic taste?

Time on Carafate when people have Metallic Taste *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Metallic Taste when taking Carafate *:

  • female: 75.68 %
  • male: 24.32 %

Age of people who have Metallic Taste when taking Carafate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 31.43 %
  • 50-59: 22.86 %
  • 60+: 45.71 %

Severity if Metallic Taste when taking Carafate **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Metallic Taste **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hepatitis C (5 people)
  • Hypertension (4 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (3 people)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (3 people)
  • Insomnia (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (11 people)
  • Zantac (10 people)
  • Spiriva (8 people)
  • Prilosec (8 people)
  • Nexium (8 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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