Review: could Asacol cause Lupus-like Syndrome?


Lupus-like syndrome is found among people who take Asacol, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Remicade, and have Crohn's disease . We study 9,207 people who have side effects while taking Asacol from FDA and social media. Among them, 55 have Lupus-like syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Lupus-like syndrome and more.

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Asacol has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from Asacol 9,841 users)

Lupus-like Syndrome

Lupus-like syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease) has been reported by people with cholestasis, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, cytolytic hepatitis, bone pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 3,710 Lupus-like syndrome patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

9,207 people reported to have side effects when taking Asacol.
Among them, 55 people (0.6%) have Lupus-like Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Asacol cause Lupus-like syndrome?

Time on Asacol when people have Lupus-like Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Lupus-like Syndrome when taking Asacol *:

  • female: 72.73 %
  • male: 27.27 %

Age of people who have Lupus-like Syndrome when taking Asacol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.26 %
  • 20-29: 10.53 %
  • 30-39: 10.53 %
  • 40-49: 36.84 %
  • 50-59: 21.05 %
  • 60+: 15.79 %

Severity if Lupus-like Syndrome when taking Asacol **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

How people recovered from Lupus-like Syndrome **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (33 people)
  • Colitis Ulcerative (13 people)
  • Hypertension (4 people)
  • Arthralgia (4 people)
  • Pain (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Remicade (41 people)
  • Imuran (11 people)
  • Prednisone (8 people)
  • Synthroid (4 people)
  • Prednisone Tab (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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