Review: could Asacol cause Lupus-like syndrome?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 5, 2014)
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We study 7,073 people who take Asacol. Among them, 46 have Lupus-like syndrome. See who they are, when they have Lupus-like syndrome and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Asacol (latest outcomes from 7,443 users) has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease. Commonly reported side effects of Asacol include diarrhea, nausea, ulcerative colitis, colitis ulcerative aggravated, fatigue.
Lupus-like syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease) (latest reports from 10,383 patients) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, high blood pressure.
On Mar, 8, 2014: 7,073 people reported to have side effects when taking Asacol. Among them, 48 people (0.68%) have Lupus-like Syndrome. They amount to 0.46% of all the 10,383 people who have Lupus-like Syndrome.
Time on Asacol when people have Lupus-like syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Lupus-like syndrome||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Lupus-like syndrome when taking Asacol * :
|Lupus-like syndrome||76.92%||23.08% |
Age of people who have Lupus-like syndrome when taking Asacol * :
|Lupus-like syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||2.70%||10.81%||10.81%||45.95%||16.22%||13.51% |
Severity of Lupus-like syndrome when taking Asacol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Lupus-like syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
How people recovered from Lupus-like syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Lupus-like syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Crohn's disease (33 people, 68.75%)
- Colitis ulcerative (9 people, 18.75%)
- Arthralgia (2 people, 4.17%)
- Hypertension (2 people, 4.17%)
- Diabetes mellitus (1 people, 2.08%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Remicade (40 people, 83.33%)
- Imuran (11 people, 22.92%)
- Prednisone (7 people, 14.58%)
- Prednisone tab (4 people, 8.33%)
- Methotrexate (4 people, 8.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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