Review: could Azathioprine cause Drug resistance?
Summary: Drug resistance is found among people who take Azathioprine, especially for people who are male, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Prednisolone, and have Pemphigus.
We study 14,243 people who have side effects while taking Azathioprine from FDA and social media. Among them, 41 have Drug resistance. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug resistance and more.
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Azathioprine has active ingredients of azathioprine sodium. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from 14,436 Azathioprine users)
Drug resistance (reduction in effectiveness of a drug) has been reported by people with hiv infection, hepatitis b, human immunodeficiency virus transmission, gastrointestinal stromal tumour, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 2,443 Drug resistance patients)
On Jan, 25, 2015: 14,243 people reported to have side effects when taking Azathioprine. Among them, 41 people (0.29%) have Drug Resistance.
Time on Azathioprine when people have Drug resistance * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Drug resistance||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Drug resistance when taking Azathioprine * :
|Drug resistance||40.48%||59.52% |
Age of people who have Drug resistance when taking Azathioprine * :
|Drug resistance||0.00%||0.00%||4.88%||34.15%||12.20%||14.63%||24.39%||9.76% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pemphigus (14 people, 34.15%)
- Crohn's disease (6 people, 14.63%)
- Autoimmune hepatitis (6 people, 14.63%)
- Renal transplant (4 people, 9.76%)
- Heart transplant (3 people, 7.32%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisolone (21 people, 51.22%)
- Mycophenolic acid (14 people, 34.15%)
- Cyclosporine (13 people, 31.71%)
- Mycophenolate mofetil (9 people, 21.95%)
- Rituximab (7 people, 17.07%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I started taking Azathioprine in 2003, and almost immediately started having very strange skin conditions, strange chronic rashes, etc. I also developed strange, tiny bumps on my palms and soles of my feet; which are extremely prominent after exposure to water. My father started taking this drug as well, for a different condition, and coincidentally developed the same spots on his hands at the same time. There is absolutely no history of this in the family and we both started the medication at the same time, and experienced the same results. We are both no longer taking this medication for these reasons, and still have this condition as a memory. I am very upset.
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