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. 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:

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: 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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