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Review: could Asacol cause Lupus-like syndrome?

We study 7,360 people who have side effects while taking Asacol from FDA and social media. Among them, 48 have Lupus-like syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Lupus-like syndrome and more.

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Asacol

Asacol (latest outcomes from 7,719 users) has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in ulcerative colitis.

Lupus-like syndrome

Lupus-like syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease) (latest reports from 10,901 patients) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, high blood pressure.

On Aug, 25, 2014: 7,355 people reported to have side effects when taking Asacol. Among them, 48 people (0.65%) have Lupus-like Syndrome. They amount to 0.44% of all the 10,864 people who have Lupus-like Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lupus-like syndrome in Asacol reports

Time on Asacol when people have Lupus-like syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lupus-like syndrome0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Lupus-like syndrome when taking Asacol * :

FemaleMale
Lupus-like syndrome76.92%23.08%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lupus-like syndrome0.00%0.00%2.70%10.81%10.81%45.95%16.22%13.51%

Severity of Lupus-like syndrome when taking Asacol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Lupus-like syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Lupus-like syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Lupus-like syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (33 people, 68.75%)
  2. Colitis ulcerative (9 people, 18.75%)
  3. Arthralgia (2 people, 4.17%)
  4. Hypertension (2 people, 4.17%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (1 people, 2.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Remicade (40 people, 83.33%)
  2. Imuran (11 people, 22.92%)
  3. Prednisone (7 people, 14.58%)
  4. Prednisone tab (4 people, 8.33%)
  5. Methotrexate (4 people, 8.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Was put on simvastatin for 5 days, when severe pain hit. Was taken off of it immediately. Put on steriods. SED rate elevated. Prednisone helped just a little, but when weaning down, pain got worse. It has been 6 weeks off medication.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Suffers also from ankylosing spondylitis. Also had a shadow on right lung on X-ray, short of breath and inflamed lymph nodes.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • taking asacol for 3 days starting to improve

    Reply

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