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Review: could Asacol cause Lupus?

Summary: Lupus could be caused by Asacol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Imuran, and have Osteoporosis.

We study people who have side effects while taking Asacol from FDA and social media. Among them, 95 have Lupus. Find out below who they are, when they have Lupus and more.

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Asacol

Asacol (latest outcomes from 7,701 users) has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in ulcerative colitis.

Lupus

Lupus (any of various ulcerous skin diseases) (latest reports from 42,036 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 7,325 people reported to have side effects when taking Asacol. Among them, 95 people (1.30%) have Lupus. They amount to 0.23% of all the 41,575 people who have Lupus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lupus in Asacol reports

Time on Asacol when people have Lupus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lupus0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Lupus when taking Asacol * :

FemaleMale
Lupus92.71%7.29%

Age of people who have Lupus when taking Asacol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lupus0.00%0.00%29.27%3.66%4.88%10.98%39.02%12.20%

Severity of Lupus when taking Asacol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Lupus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (35 people, 36.84%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (29 people, 30.53%)
  3. Crohn's disease (23 people, 24.21%)
  4. Autoimmune hepatitis (19 people, 20.00%)
  5. Acne (12 people, 12.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Imuran (57 people, 60.00%)
  2. Prednisone (51 people, 53.68%)
  3. Demerol (45 people, 47.37%)
  4. Plaquenil (35 people, 36.84%)
  5. Nexium (33 people, 34.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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