CARAFATE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Stomach Ulcer “I took this for gastritis. 10 out of 10”

jenny93308 (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 28, 2018

For Stomach Ulcer “I suffer from anxiety, and have been having stomach issues for like 8 months. Went to the GI they wanted to perform an endoscopy but I’m 9 weeks pregnant which make things even worst. I have bad upper stomach pain, really bad burning on stomach and chest. I had to come off my antacid because I’m doing a breath test to test for h pylori. So my GI prescribed carafate 1mg. 4x a day, took my first dose at 11pm, fell asleep like around 12:30am. Woke up at 2am feeling really nauseas, back pain, really bad tummy ache, headache, and this went on for like 4 more hours, and to make things worst it got me anxious.. calling my doctor today, not happy with the side effects plus I’m feeling really weak. Don’t know if I should keep taking it.”

Bellaluna0411 November 3, 2017

For Stomach Ulcer “I had an (undiagnosed) bleeding ulcer (from gastric bypass surgery). Doctor prescribed the liquid form, but $500 for the liquid?? The pharmacist kindly told the pill form is $4. Ugh, I hate this stuff! I am supposed to take it 4 times a day, but it starts dissolving the moment it hits the back of my throat… Its like tasting nasty sand! The coughing fits almost get painful, and then it feels like it i’explodes’ in my stomach- so I can forget eating for the next 3-4 hours. Ugh. Seems I have a choice (my ‘pouch’ is still very small 5 months out), take this OR have room for hydration OR food, not all of the above, am asking my doc tomorrow about it…”

Tallbearish June 28, 2017

For Stomach Ulcer “I was prescribed this with protonix after having intense pain from gastritis. I can’t really tell if it’s helping. My doctor said the stomach lining is something that takes a while to heal so I guess I will just have to wait and see. I am going back 2 weeks after starting carafate. My stomach hasn’t had any major flare ups but some days it definitely hurts and I think I’m having some intense back pain because of the carafate. I’ve been trying not to take too much advil but I can’t even sleep because of the back pain.”

dani 94 June 14, 2017

For GERD “I take the liquid form of this medicine 10 mL 4 times a day. It helps with GERD and gastroparesis. I started out with the pill version, but I kept having trouble swallowing them and they got stuck in my throat so my doctor was able to get a pre-approval for the liquid Carafate. It works really well and I like that it coats my stomach with all the digestive problems I have. I haven’t had any side effects from it, which I am relieved about.”

Gastroparesis Girl (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 20, 2017

For GERD “I have been diagnosed with extreme acid reflux (more to come later on),Approximately 1 1/2 years ago my bad acid went out of control and started to come up in my mouth walking/sitting/laying down.I went to see my gastroenterologist and he sent me off to see a surgeon.The surgeon says I need a operation that amounts to be a gastric bypass.I did not like the diagnosis, About that time my gastroenterologist decided to drop all his medicare patients.I went to another hospital/gastro guy and he wanted me to stop all my ant-acid meds (2 ACIPHEX 2 RANITIDINE and 2 Omeprazole) for a week, After one days I was asking him to allow me to stay on For some reason the site is not allowing me to enter more details.”

ps2os2 (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 7, 2017

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