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Review: could Carafate cause Metallic taste?

We study 4,345 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 4,507 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 160,105 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 4,343 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 160,039 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. Menopausal symptoms (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. Aspirin (6 people, 18.75%)
  5. Nexium (6 people, 18.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I believe alot of my symptoms are related but after seeing 7 different specialists and them running many different tests I still don't have a diagnosis. Many of the tests are abnormal but nothing seems to fit completely together. My gastroenterologist is referring me to a surgeon for severe gastro reflux that can't be controlled with medication. I can't take the ferrous sulfate because of nausea.

    Reply

    rossta75 on Jul, 21, 2014:

    I'm not sure what state you live in but I have researched this same issue and THC the active ingredient in Marijuana and a few other active chemicals will calm the stomach and increase appetite. I'm not a user but I am considering it under medical advice.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Increased blood glucose with Carafate.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • The taste is so bad that it can turn my stomach. I have been told to stay
    on the drug due to having a very bad case of shingles in the ear and mouth.
    Will it go away when I am off the medication

    Reply

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