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Review: could Azathioprine cause Loose stools?

Summary: Loose stools could be caused by Azathioprine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Prednisone, and have Heart transplant.

We study 14,213 people who have side effects while taking Azathioprine from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Loose stools. Find out below who they are, when they have Loose stools and more.

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Azathioprine

Azathioprine (latest outcomes from 14,401 users) has active ingredients of azathioprine sodium. It is often used in crohn's disease.

Loose stools

Loose stools (latest reports from 9,190 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 14,192 people reported to have side effects when taking Azathioprine. Among them, 9 people (0.06%) have Loose Stools. They amount to 0.10% of all the 9,184 people who have Loose Stools on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loose stools in Azathioprine reports

Time on Azathioprine when people have Loose stools * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loose stools0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loose stools when taking Azathioprine * :

FemaleMale
Loose stools63.64%36.36%

Age of people who have Loose stools when taking Azathioprine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loose stools0.00%11.11%0.00%0.00%0.00%11.11%11.11%66.67%

Severity of Loose stools when taking Azathioprine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Loose stools ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Heart transplant (1 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (7 people, 77.78%)
  2. Neoral (5 people, 55.56%)
  3. Dapsone (4 people, 44.44%)
  4. Procardia (4 people, 44.44%)
  5. Zovirax (4 people, 44.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Prednisolone certainly works, waiting to find out about the azathioprine. But am having to get up for the loo several times during the night and am a bit concerned.

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