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 7,365 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 has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in ulcerative colitis. (latest outcomes from 7,724 Asacol users)
Lupus (any of various ulcerous skin diseases) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 13,108 Lupus patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 7,364 people reported to have side effects when taking Asacol. Among them, 95 people (1.29%) have Lupus.
Time on Asacol when people have Lupus * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Lupus when taking Asacol * :
Age of people who have Lupus when taking Asacol * :
Severity of Lupus when taking Asacol ** :
How people recovered from Lupus ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (35 people, 36.84%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (29 people, 30.53%)
- Crohn's disease (23 people, 24.21%)
- Autoimmune hepatitis (19 people, 20.00%)
- Acne (12 people, 12.63%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Imuran (57 people, 60.00%)
- Prednisone (51 people, 53.68%)
- Demerol (45 people, 47.37%)
- Plaquenil (35 people, 36.84%)
- Nexium (33 people, 34.74%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Crohns disease and deranged lfts diferential diagnosis
Patient with Crohns disease and deranged LFTs first was on Imuran then withdrawn due to unexplained elevated LFTs.nOW On Ramicid still elevated LFTs (high bilirubin (indirect) and ALT .
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- Is there a support group in the us for people with insulinomas? (1 answer)
SUPPORT GROUP IN UNITED STATES!!!
Hi, the only support group that I've been able to find for people with insulinomas is located in the UK... just wondering if there is one in the US. I had pancreatic surgery to remove my first insulinoma in 2012, we're thinking there's another because I'm still having problems with hypoglycemia... if anyone know anything, PLEASE CONTACT ME!!! :)
I know there can't just be a support group here for FERRETS!!! people are kind of important... I hate this song, but "Don't worry, BE HAPPY" is okay, I guess... I'm trying to force it upon myself. Things will get BETTER!!!
- Does zoloft cause ringing in the ears, like tinnitus? i've been on it for a month and noticed the ringing in the ears about a week ago, and it's just constant ringing and it's driving me insane. (1 answer)
I've been on most of the medications for more than a year and it hasn't been that bad getting used to them. But I've been on Zoloft and ambien for about a month now, and I've been noticing a lot of side effects. The one I just recently noticed and that has been driving me completely insane, is the ringing in the ears. It's been about a week now and I just don't know what to do anymore. If it is the Zoloft then I can finally just stop taking it and make this stop. If anyone has an answer or knows what to do, PLEASE help. I'm at my wits end.
- Has anyone ever had numbness in the feet that was caused by taking asacol, and did anyone ever find out that it somehow blocks the absorption of vitamin b in some way? (1 answer)
I have had some numbness in my right foot for a long time due to a broken foot that was set wrong and now sits in my shoes strangely, causing some pain and numbness and swelling. However, recently I've had some numbness in my left foot. After seeing a neurologist on a different matter, she indicated that taking a generic derivative of Asacol called Sulfasalazine EC 500 mg, the drug might be blocking the absorption of Vitamin B12, which she said may cause numbness in my feet. Has anyone had any experience or outcomes similar to mine? If so, what did you do or not do based on your findings and your doctor's? I hate to stop taking the generic drug as it has been quite effective for many years and it is the least costly to me.
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bubbaonthetable on Jan, 26, 2015:
60 yer old healthy white male all vitals and blood work have always been in normal ranges ,
On Dec 28 sudden fever and diarrhea fever last 6 days up n down diarrehea lasted 15 days a colonoscopy was done with 7 biopsies taken , all came back unconfirmed for those tested was put on predinzone 40 mg, lialda 4 tabs mesalamine-cleanser I have been on these meds for 2 weeks I seem to have every side effect listed I have gained 20 # resting heart rate 85- 65 is normal ,night sweats , shortness of breath ,tightness in chest,,nervousness,depression(may be from lack of diagnosis) chills, dizziness,night vision issues,joint pain ,hoarseness (may be voca lcord issue) ,nasty headache,unusual tiredness,sudden fevers,I am told from outside sources moody, color change in face I have brought these to the attention of my providers with a response of lets get the blood work back . Has anyone had these two meds together with similar effects ?
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