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I'm taking Carafate 4 times day. Everyday I get hot flashes,

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I'm taking Carafate 4 times day . Everyday I get hot flashes, I think there related to my gastritis. I was taking Nexium with it but it make sicker than a dog. I get up in the middle of the night with acid and there goes my sleep.a
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
It would be very unlikely for carafate to cause this symptoms.
Hot flashes MUST be evaluated, to rule out rare causes such as pheochromacytoma and carcinoid syndrome, as well as more common causes such as hyperthyrodism.
Zantac is a third type of drug choice, not like nexium.
You must be tested for h pylori, the bacteria that can cause gastritis, and if you have that, it needs the correct antibiotics.
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