I was recently diagnosed with bile reflux and prescribed carafate. Has any one had a positive experience with carafate as a form of treatment with the same illness. If so how did it take?
Has anyone used Carafate to treat bile reflux - did it work?
Question posted by gt23hot on 19 Sep 2010
Last updated on 2 September 2018
I developed bad acid and/or bile reflux a few months after gall bladder surgery. I tried serveral H2 and PPI medications with some relief but I was still miserable. My GI doctor prescribed carafate 3 times a day and told me to desolve them in water for better coating. This worked very well even though I had to supplement with antacids once in a while. I took this for two months then switched to nexium which also helped. After a month I switched to protonix which helped even more. I supplement with antacids(pepcid,malox) as needed once in a while. My reason for leaving carafate was the problem of having to time them around meals and other medications.
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