Review: could Asacol cause Lupus-like Syndrome?


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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Remicade, and have Crohn's disease . We study 10,048 people who have side effects while taking Asacol from FDA and social media. Among them, 60 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 crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from Asacol 11,620 users)

Lupus-like Syndrome

Lupus-like syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, drug ineffective, diarrhea (latest reports from 4,612 Lupus-like syndrome patients).

On Sep, 03, 2016

10,048 people reported to have side effects when taking Asacol.
Among them, 60 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: 75 %
  • male: 25 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.76 %
  • 20-29: 9.52 %
  • 30-39: 14.29 %
  • 40-49: 33.33 %
  • 50-59: 19.05 %
  • 60+: 19.05 %

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, 55.00%)
  • Colitis Ulcerative (17 people, 28.33%)
  • Pain (4 people, 6.67%)
  • Hypertension (4 people, 6.67%)
  • Arthralgia (4 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Remicade (46 people, 76.67%)
  • Imuran (11 people, 18.33%)
  • Prednisone (9 people, 15.00%)
  • Methotrexate (4 people, 6.67%)
  • Folic Acid (4 people, 6.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (7 people, 11.67%)
  • Pericardial Effusion (5 people, 8.33%)
  • Drug Ineffective (5 people, 8.33%)
  • Chest Pain (4 people, 6.67%)
  • Antinuclear Antibody Positive (4 people, 6.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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