Review: could Asacol cause Lupus?


Lupus is found among people who take Asacol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Imuran, and have Osteoporosis . We study 9,207 people who have side effects while taking Asacol from FDA and social media. Among them, 100 have Lupus. Find out below who they are, when they have Lupus and more.

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Asacol has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from Asacol 9,841 users)


Lupus (any of various ulcerous skin diseases) has been reported by people with fever, pain, drug ineffective, diarrhea, joint pain (latest reports from 16,278 Lupus patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

9,207 people reported to have side effects when taking Asacol.
Among them, 100 people (1.09%) have Lupus

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Asacol cause Lupus?

Time on Asacol when people have Lupus *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Lupus when taking Asacol *:

  • female: 91 %
  • male: 9 %

Age of people who have Lupus when taking Asacol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 28.92 %
  • 20-29: 3.61 %
  • 30-39: 4.82 %
  • 40-49: 10.84 %
  • 50-59: 39.76 %
  • 60+: 12.05 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (34 people)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (30 people)
  • Crohn's Disease (23 people)
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis (19 people)
  • Acne (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Imuran (58 people)
  • Prednisone (52 people)
  • Demerol (45 people)
  • Plaquenil (35 people)
  • Forteo (33 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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