Review: could Asacol cause Lupus-like syndrome?
We study 7,348 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 (latest outcomes from 7,707 users) has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in ulcerative colitis.
Lupus-like syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease) (latest reports from 10,857 patients) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, high blood pressure.
On Jun, 18, 2014: 7,347 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 10,851 people who have Lupus-like Syndrome on eHealthMe.
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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I had Pan ulverative colitis since 2000. two years ago had bad pain in joints, back neck. and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia
this year the dr diagnosed me as lupus
he gave me neoral since 2 months and i am not getting any better
burning sensation in hands and feet all day and night
cant sleep at all
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From this study (1 month ago):
Discontinuing Asacol very gradually. After 2 weeks I have gone from 400 mg to 200 mg. loss of energy; reaction to a pasta dinner; some anxiety. Have to switch to lialda if not better since Asacol in my dose is no longer being made. My doctor wants me to stop both an d see how I do. The reduction in Asacol has had the above symptoms.. Would they be expected with withdrawal from Asacol?
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