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Review: could Carafate cause Metallic taste?

Summary: Metallic taste could be caused by Carafate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Xanax, and have Hepatitis c.

We study 4,337 people who have side effects while taking Carafate from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste 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.

Metallic taste

Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) (latest reports from 158,103 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 4,324 people reported to have side effects when taking Carafate. Among them, 32 people (0.74%) have Metallic Taste. They amount to 0.02% of all the 157,799 people who have Metallic Taste on eHealthMe.

Trend of Metallic taste in Carafate reports

Time on Carafate when people have Metallic taste * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Metallic taste100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Metallic taste78.12%21.88%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%37.50%21.88%40.62%

Severity of Metallic taste when taking Carafate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Metallic taste ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hepatitis c (3 people, 9.38%)
  2. Nausea (2 people, 6.25%)
  3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (2 people, 6.25%)
  4. Glaucoma (2 people, 6.25%)
  5. Rectal cancer (2 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (10 people, 31.25%)
  2. Zantac (9 people, 28.12%)
  3. Spiriva (7 people, 21.88%)
  4. Nexium (6 people, 18.75%)
  5. Aspirin (6 people, 18.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Taking omeprazole and carafate to offset NSAID effects on stomach.

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  • Had 3 endoscopy and colonoscopy and all 3 similar even after treatment of prednisone. Got well for about 6 weeks and slowly all the symptoms are returning.

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