Asacol and Lupus-like syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

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 . We study 11,172 people who have side effects while taking Asacol from FDA. Among them, 66 have Lupus-like syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Lupus-like syndrome and more.

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Asacol

Asacol has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in ulcerative colitis. (latest outcomes from Asacol 11,830 users)

Lupus-like Syndrome

Lupus-like syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthropathy (latest reports from 4,726 Lupus-like syndrome patients).

On Feb, 15, 2017

11,172 people reported to have side effects when taking Asacol.
Among them, 66 people (0.59%) 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: 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: 75.38 %
  • male: 24.62 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.38 %
  • 20-29: 10.64 %
  • 30-39: 17.02 %
  • 40-49: 29.79 %
  • 50-59: 19.15 %
  • 60+: 17.02 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (33 people, 50.00%)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (23 people, 34.85%)
  • Pain (4 people, 6.06%)
  • Joint Pain (4 people, 6.06%)
  • High Blood Pressure (4 people, 6.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Remicade (51 people, 77.27%)
  • Imuran (13 people, 19.70%)
  • Prednisone (9 people, 13.64%)
  • Humira (6 people, 9.09%)
  • Folic Acid (4 people, 6.06%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (7 people, 10.61%)
  • Pericardial Effusion (6 people, 9.09%)
  • Drug Ineffective (6 people, 9.09%)
  • Rashes (5 people, 7.58%)
  • Nausea (4 people, 6.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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