Review: could Carafate cause Stomach Upset?


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 Pain . We study 4,705 people who have side effects while taking Carafate from FDA and social media. Among them, 383 have Stomach upset. Find out below who they are, when they have Stomach upset and more.

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Carafate has active ingredients of sucralfate. It is often used in gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Carafate 4,677 users)

Stomach Upset

Stomach upset has been reported by people with weight decreased, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, hypokalemia, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 159,826 Stomach upset patients).

On Aug, 17, 2016

4,705 people reported to have side effects when taking Carafate.
Among them, 383 people (8.14%) have Stomach Upset

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Carafate cause Stomach upset?

Time on Carafate when people have Stomach Upset *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 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: 72.56 %
  • male: 27.44 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.23 %
  • 10-19: 4.62 %
  • 20-29: 7.38 %
  • 30-39: 11.08 %
  • 40-49: 16.62 %
  • 50-59: 24.62 %
  • 60+: 34.46 %

Severity if Stomach Upset when taking Carafate **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (41 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (36 people)
  • Osteoporosis (34 people)
  • Nausea (28 people)
  • Breast Cancer (22 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zofran (107 people)
  • Protonix (99 people)
  • Nexium (84 people)
  • Lisinopril (71 people)
  • Prilosec (69 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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