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Review: could Carafate cause Stomach upset?

Summary: Stomach upset could be caused by Carafate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zofran, and have Pain.

We study 4,324 people who have side effects while taking Carafate from FDA and social media. Among them, 348 have Stomach upset. Find out below who they are, when they have Stomach upset and more.

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On Apr, 10, 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 870,604 people who have Stomach Upset on eHealthMe.

Trend of Stomach upset in Carafate reports

Time on Carafate when people have Stomach upset * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stomach upset50.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Stomach upset when taking Carafate * :

FemaleMale
Stomach upset73.11%26.89%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stomach upset0.00%0.96%4.81%8.01%10.90%18.59%24.36%32.37%

Severity of Stomach upset when taking Carafate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Stomach upset0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%

How people recovered from Stomach upset ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (35 people, 10.06%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (31 people, 8.91%)
  3. Osteoporosis (30 people, 8.62%)
  4. Nausea (24 people, 6.90%)
  5. Breast cancer (21 people, 6.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zofran (104 people, 29.89%)
  2. Protonix (95 people, 27.30%)
  3. Nexium (90 people, 25.86%)
  4. Lisinopril (70 people, 20.11%)
  5. Aspirin (66 people, 18.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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