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Review: could Azathioprine cause Heartburn?

Summary: Heartburn could be caused by Azathioprine, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Capecitabine, and have Crohn's disease.

We study 14,199 people who have side effects while taking Azathioprine from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Heartburn. Find out below who they are, when they have Heartburn and more.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 14,199 people reported to have side effects when taking Azathioprine. Among them, 12 people (0.08%) have Heartburn. They amount to 0.03% of all the 43,894 people who have Heartburn on eHealthMe.

Trend of Heartburn in Azathioprine reports

Time on Azathioprine when people have Heartburn * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heartburn33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%66.67%0.00%

Gender of people who have Heartburn when taking Azathioprine * :

FemaleMale
Heartburn25.00%75.00%

Age of people who have Heartburn when taking Azathioprine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heartburn0.00%0.00%8.33%0.00%41.67%16.67%8.33%25.00%

Severity of Heartburn when taking Azathioprine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heartburn50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Heartburn ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heartburn0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (6 people, 50.00%)
  2. Colon cancer (3 people, 25.00%)
  3. Colitis (1 people, 8.33%)
  4. Acne (1 people, 8.33%)
  5. Immunosuppression (1 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Capecitabine (4 people, 33.33%)
  2. Eloxatin (2 people, 16.67%)
  3. Oxaliplatin (2 people, 16.67%)
  4. Remicade (2 people, 16.67%)
  5. Lexapro (1 people, 8.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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