Review: could Carafate cause Stomach upset?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 11, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 4,324 people who take Carafate. Among them, 348 have Stomach upset. See who they are, when they have Stomach upset and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Carafate (latest outcomes from 4,496 users) has active ingredients of sucralfate. It is often used in gastric ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease. Commonly reported side effects of Carafate include nausea, nausea aggravated, nausea and vomiting, chest pain, diarrhea.
Stomach upset (latest reports from 881,008 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture, acupuncture and pain, type 2 diabetes.
On Mar, 11, 2014: 4,324 people reported to have side effects when taking Carafate. Among them, 348 people (8.05%) have Stomach Upset. They amount to 0.04% of all the 875,859 people who have Stomach Upset.
Time on Carafate when people have Stomach upset * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Stomach upset||50.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Stomach upset when taking Carafate * :
|Stomach upset||73.11%||26.89% |
Age of people who have Stomach upset when taking Carafate * :
|Stomach upset||0.00%||0.96%||4.81%||8.01%||10.90%||18.59%||24.36%||32.37% |
Severity of Stomach upset when taking Carafate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Stomach upset||0.00%||33.33%||33.33%||33.33% |
How people recovered from Stomach upset ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (35 people, 10.06%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (31 people, 8.91%)
- Osteoporosis (30 people, 8.62%)
- Nausea (24 people, 6.90%)
- Breast cancer (21 people, 6.03%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zofran (104 people, 29.89%)
- Protonix (95 people, 27.30%)
- Nexium (90 people, 25.86%)
- Lisinopril (70 people, 20.11%)
- Aspirin (66 people, 18.97%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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