JBT, hopefully you will get your answers from your GI when you have your scope.
Regarding Carafate, it is usually used for active duoduodenal ulcer. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop, or change in intensity, call your pysician.
Side effects may include constipation. Carafate should be taken on an empty stomach.
Do check in with your physician re your concerns with your meds.
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