Asacol and Lupus-like syndrome - from FDA reports
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 1 - 2 years, also take medication Remicade, and have Crohn's disease. This review analyzes which people have Lupus-like syndrome with Asacol. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 11,563 people who have side effects when taking Asacol from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On May, 18, 2017
11,563 people reported to have side effects when taking Asacol.
Among them, 71 people (0.61%) have Lupus-like Syndrome
Number of reports submitted per year:
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: 66.67 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Lupus-like Syndrome when taking Asacol *:
- female: 74.29 %
- male: 25.71 %
Age of people who have Lupus-like Syndrome when taking Asacol *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 5.77 %
- 20-29: 9.62 %
- 30-39: 15.38 %
- 40-49: 32.69 %
- 50-59: 17.31 %
- 60+: 19.23 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Crohn's Disease (33 people, 46.48%)
- Ulcerative Colitis (28 people, 39.44%)
- Pain (4 people, 5.63%)
- Joint Pain (4 people, 5.63%)
- High Blood Pressure (4 people, 5.63%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Remicade (56 people, 78.87%)
- Imuran (15 people, 21.13%)
- Prednisone (9 people, 12.68%)
- Humira (6 people, 8.45%)
- Methotrexate (4 people, 5.63%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fatigue (7 people, 9.86%)
- Drug Ineffective (7 people, 9.86%)
- Pericardial Effusion (6 people, 8.45%)
- Rashes (5 people, 7.04%)
- Breathing Difficulty (4 people, 5.63%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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