Review: could Imuran cause Varices Oesophageal?


Summary

Varices oesophageal is found among people who take Imuran, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Asacol, and have Autoimmune hepatitis . We study 14,737 people who have side effects while taking Imuran from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Varices oesophageal. Find out below who they are, when they have Varices oesophageal and more.

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Imuran

Imuran has active ingredients of azathioprine. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from Imuran 15,239 users)

Varices Oesophageal

Varices oesophageal (enlarged and swollen veins at the bottom of the oesophagus, near the stomach) has been reported by people with thrombocytopenia, weakness, ascites, death, fatigue (latest reports from 2,224 Varices oesophageal patients).

On Sep, 28, 2016

14,737 people reported to have side effects when taking Imuran.
Among them, 8 people (0.05%) have Varices Oesophageal


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Imuran cause Varices oesophageal?

Time on Imuran when people have Varices Oesophageal *:

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

Gender of people who have Varices Oesophageal when taking Imuran *:

  • female: 25 %
  • male: 75 %

Age of people who have Varices Oesophageal when taking Imuran *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 42.86 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 14.29 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 14.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Strongyloidiasis (1 person, 12.50%)
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (1 person, 12.50%)
  • Acne (1 person, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Remicade (3 people, 37.50%)
  • Asacol (3 people, 37.50%)
  • Tegretol (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Prednisone (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Cipro (2 people, 25.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Splenomegaly (3 people, 37.50%)
  • Portal Hypertension (3 people, 37.50%)
  • Pancytopenia (3 people, 37.50%)
  • Pain (3 people, 37.50%)
  • Intestinal Haemorrhage (2 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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