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Review: could Azathioprine cause Loose stools?

Summary: Loose stools is found among people who take Azathioprine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Prednisone, and have Heart transplant.

We study 14,243 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 has active ingredients of azathioprine sodium. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from 14,436 Azathioprine users)

Loose stools

Loose stools has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 2,345 Loose stools patients)

On Jan, 22, 2015: 14,243 people reported to have side effects when taking Azathioprine. Among them, 9 people (0.06%) have Loose Stools.

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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    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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    it started in Apr. 2013. I would eat and get sick to my stomach. I would have severe shooting pains in my stomach area. My bowels were loose and would stay that way. Or at times I would just be nauseated for no apparent reason. My mouth got dry and I began having dizzy spells. Those last two symptoms mostly went away except for the dizziness which would only happen if I bent over. By July it was hard to look at food at all. This went on for an entire year, every day. The VA, which was taking care of me, diagnosed me with a bad gall bladder. It was finally taken out in Sept. Unfortunately it did me no good.

    On March 20, 2014, I took myself off this medication. Five days later the symptoms started to lift.

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