Review: could Pentasa cause Fever?


Summary

Fever is found among people who take Pentasa, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Humira, and have Crohn's disease . We study 10,542 people who have side effects while taking Pentasa from FDA and social media. Among them, 644 have Fever. Find out below who they are, when they have Fever and more.

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Pentasa

Pentasa has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from Pentasa 10,814 users)

Fever

Fever has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, erythema multiforme, hypotension, rashes, drug ineffective (latest reports from 236,516 Fever patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

10,542 people reported to have side effects when taking Pentasa.
Among them, 644 people (6.11%) have Fever


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Pentasa cause Fever?

Time on Pentasa when people have Fever *:

  • < 1 month: 41.59 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.97 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.85 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.65 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.08 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.65 %
  • 10+ years: 6.19 %

Gender of people who have Fever when taking Pentasa *:

  • female: 51.72 %
  • male: 48.28 %

Age of people who have Fever when taking Pentasa *:

  • 0-1: 0.18 %
  • 2-9: 1.43 %
  • 10-19: 10.54 %
  • 20-29: 21.07 %
  • 30-39: 21.61 %
  • 40-49: 14.82 %
  • 50-59: 16.25 %
  • 60+: 14.11 %

Severity if Fever when taking Pentasa **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Fever **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (401 people, 62.27%)
  • Colitis Ulcerative (104 people, 16.15%)
  • Pain (36 people, 5.59%)
  • Prophylaxis (29 people, 4.50%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (26 people, 4.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (206 people, 31.99%)
  • Remicade (170 people, 26.40%)
  • Imuran (67 people, 10.40%)
  • Prednisone (58 people, 9.01%)
  • Prednisolone (54 people, 8.39%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (84 people, 13.04%)
  • Abdominal Pain (84 people, 13.04%)
  • Diarrhoea (83 people, 12.89%)
  • Nausea (79 people, 12.27%)
  • Headache (78 people, 12.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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