I am 66 have been being treated by a Pulmonologist (MD) for over a year unsuccessfully for a chronic cough that seems to be getting worse. The Dr. has so far prescribed Advair, a ProAir rescue inhaler, Protonix (replacing OTC drugs for acid reflux). None of this has done anything to improve the condition. Xrays and CT Scans have been essentially negative. Now the Dr. has added Carafate liquid 4 x day (expensive and hard to take). I take 14 other medications for various ailments including diabetes. I concerned because it says it is for ulcers and that has not been diagnosed.
Check out this link on another page of drugs.com -
It lists carafate among medicines associated with treating GERD.
I have been treated for severe asthma for over a year now, the asthma is some better but I have a lot of coughing, especially at night. My dr. prescribed me carafate suspension for my acid reflux because it will also cause coughing. I have been taking it for a week and finally can sleep without coughing. So if you have asthma with coughing, and acid reflux, the acid reflux may be causing the cough. The Carafate medicine has helped me tremendously.
- Carafate Information for Consumers
- Carafate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Carafate (detailed)
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