Carafate and Stomach upset - from FDA reports


Summary

Stomach upset 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 Zofran, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 6,624 people who have side effects while taking Carafate from FDA. Among them, 506 have Stomach upset. Find out below who they are, when they have Stomach upset and more.

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Carafate

Carafate has active ingredients of sucralfate. It is often used in gastric ulcer. (latest outcomes from Carafate 6,928 users)

Stomach Upset

Stomach upset has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, pain, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 79,603 Stomach upset patients).

On Feb, 19, 2017

6,624 people reported to have side effects when taking Carafate.
Among them, 506 people (7.64%) have Stomach Upset


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Carafate cause Stomach upset?

Time on Carafate when people have Stomach Upset *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 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 Stomach Upset when taking Carafate *:

  • female: 72.84 %
  • male: 27.16 %

Age of people who have Stomach Upset when taking Carafate *:

  • 0-1: 0.23 %
  • 2-9: 1.4 %
  • 10-19: 4.21 %
  • 20-29: 6.78 %
  • 30-39: 11.21 %
  • 40-49: 16.82 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 34.35 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (59 people, 11.66%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (59 people, 11.66%)
  • Nausea (45 people, 8.89%)
  • Osteoporosis (37 people, 7.31%)
  • Depression (31 people, 6.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zofran (131 people, 25.89%)
  • Protonix (119 people, 23.52%)
  • Nexium (108 people, 21.34%)
  • Prilosec (90 people, 17.79%)
  • Lisinopril (74 people, 14.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (354 people, 69.96%)
  • Diarrhea (219 people, 43.28%)
  • Pain (140 people, 27.67%)
  • Abdominal Pain (137 people, 27.08%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (126 people, 24.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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