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Review: could Asacol cause Lupus?

We study 7,352 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 7,713 users) has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in ulcerative colitis.

Lupus

Lupus (any of various ulcerous skin diseases) (latest reports from 42,455 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 18, 2014: 7,352 people reported to have side effects when taking Asacol. Among them, 95 people (1.29%) have Lupus. They amount to 0.23% of all the 42,112 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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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I had Pan ulverative colitis since 2000. two years ago had bad pain in joints, back neck. and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia

    this year the dr diagnosed me as lupus

    he gave me neoral since 2 months and i am not getting any better

    burning sensation in hands and feet all day and night
    cant sleep at all

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    miller on Jul, 22, 2014:

    You should be tested for Lyme. Igenex out of California is the best lab for accurate testing..

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Lupus, severe following 7 days on Avelox. Hospitalized for 28 days at two different hospitals before a diagnosis was made at Duke University hospital. Discharged and diagnosis was made a few days later, once all the test results were back. Rheumatoligist has been treating past eight months for Lupus, Prednisone, Plaqinel, and Cellcept max dosage 1500mg twice a day. Remains with kidney involvement, fatigue, and generalized weakness. High fevers at first and temp 94 as well after fever,anorexia, Weight loss of 30 pounds, extremely low B/P. hair loss, and many other symptoms.

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