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Review: could Asacol cause Lupus (Systemic lupus erythematosus)?

Summary: Lupus is found among people who take Asacol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Imuran, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 7,364 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 has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in ulcerative colitis. (latest outcomes from 7,723 Asacol users)

Lupus

Lupus (any of various ulcerous skin diseases) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 13,089 Lupus patients)

On Jan, 4, 2015: 7,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Asacol. Among them, 95 people (1.29%) have Lupus.

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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