Could Carafate cause Vertigo - from FDA reports


Summary

Vertigo 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 Nexium, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 6,638 people who have side effects while taking Carafate from FDA. Among them, 387 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

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Carafate

Carafate has active ingredients of sucralfate. It is often used in gastric ulcer. (latest outcomes from Carafate 6,914 users)

Vertigo

Vertigo has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, osteoporosis, pain (latest reports from 271,670 Vertigo patients).

On Nov, 22, 2016

6,638 people reported to have side effects when taking Carafate.
Among them, 387 people (5.83%) have Vertigo


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Carafate cause Vertigo?

Time on Carafate when people have Vertigo *:

  • < 1 month: 60 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40 %
  • 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 Vertigo when taking Carafate *:

  • female: 64.74 %
  • male: 35.26 %

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Carafate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.61 %
  • 20-29: 2.26 %
  • 30-39: 6.77 %
  • 40-49: 7.74 %
  • 50-59: 32.58 %
  • 60+: 49.03 %

Severity of Vertigo **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 60 %
  • severe: 40 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (75 people, 19.38%)
  • Protonix (69 people, 17.83%)
  • Aspirin (67 people, 17.31%)
  • Lisinopril (56 people, 14.47%)
  • Ativan (56 people, 14.47%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Carafate, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (44 people, 11.37%)
  • Osteoporosis (42 people, 10.85%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (34 people, 8.79%)
  • Pain (27 people, 6.98%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (20 people, 5.17%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (146 people, 37.73%)
  • Pain (123 people, 31.78%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (116 people, 29.97%)
  • Fatigue (115 people, 29.72%)
  • Weakness (114 people, 29.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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