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 1 - 6 months, also take medication Remicade, and have Crohn's disease.
We study 7,366 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 has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in ulcerative colitis. (latest outcomes from 7,725 Asacol users)
Lupus-like syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 3,091 Lupus-like syndrome patients)
On Mar, 3, 2015: 7,365 people reported to have side effects when taking Asacol. Among them, 48 people (0.65%) 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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