Carafate and Dupuytren's contracture - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Dupuytren's contracture is reported only by a few people who take Carafate.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Carafate and have Dupuytren's contracture. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 12,465 people who have side effects while taking Carafate from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Aug, 16, 2022

12,465 people reported to have side effects when taking Carafate.
Among them, 5 people (0.04%) have Dupuytren's contracture.

What is Carafate?

Carafate has active ingredients of sucralfate. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. eHealthMe is studying from 12,196 Carafate users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Dupuytren's contracture?

Dupuytren's contracture (thickening of the fibrous tissue layer underneath the skin of the palm and fingers) is found to be associated with 445 drugs and 208 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Carafate and Dupuytren's contracture reports submitted per year:

Could Carafate cause Dupuytren's contracture?

Gender of people who have Dupuytren's contracture when taking Carafate *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Dupuytren's contracture when taking Carafate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Common drugs people take besides Carafate *:

  1. Zofran: 2 people, 40.00%
  2. Norvasc: 2 people, 40.00%
  3. Amlodipine: 2 people, 40.00%
  4. Bentyl: 2 people, 40.00%
  5. Humira: 2 people, 40.00%
  6. Hydrocodone: 2 people, 40.00%
  7. Xanax: 2 people, 40.00%
  8. Actonel: 2 people, 40.00%
  9. Potassium: 2 people, 40.00%
  10. Ventolin Hfa: 2 people, 40.00%

Common side effects people have besides Dupuytren's contracture *:

  1. Pain In Extremity: 3 people, 60.00%
  2. Depression: 3 people, 60.00%
  3. Weight Decreased: 2 people, 40.00%
  4. Aptyalism (deficiency or absence of saliva): 2 people, 40.00%
  5. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 2 people, 40.00%
  6. Asthma: 2 people, 40.00%
  7. Bone Disorder: 2 people, 40.00%
  8. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (nerve compression at wrist results numbness weakness, pain , swelling): 2 people, 40.00%
  9. Cough: 2 people, 40.00%
  10. Dry Mouth: 2 people, 40.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Neck Pain: 2 people, 40.00%
  2. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 2 people, 40.00%
  3. High Blood Pressure: 2 people, 40.00%
  4. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 2 people, 40.00%
  5. Blood Potassium Decreased: 2 people, 40.00%
  6. Back Pain: 2 people, 40.00%
  7. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 2 people, 40.00%
  8. Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell (lung cancer): 1 person, 20.00%
  9. Asthma: 1 person, 20.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Carafate and have Dupuytren's contracture?

Check whether Dupuytren's contracture is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on sucralfate (the active ingredients of Carafate) and Carafate (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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