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Review: could Asacol cause Lupus-like syndrome?

Summary: Lupus-like syndrome could be caused by Asacol, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Remicade, and have Crohn's disease.

We study 7,343 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 7,702 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 10,777 patients) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 7,325 people reported to have side effects when taking Asacol. Among them, 48 people (0.66%) have Lupus-like Syndrome. They amount to 0.45% of all the 10,763 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. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (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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