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Review: could Pentasa cause Pancreatitis?

We study 6,723 people who have side effects while taking Pentasa from FDA and social media. Among them, 70 have Pancreatitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatitis and more.

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Pentasa

Pentasa (latest outcomes from 6,946 users) has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in crohn's disease.

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) (latest reports from 197,602 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, bipolar disorder.

On Sep, 17, 2014: 6,721 people reported to have side effects when taking Pentasa. Among them, 70 people (1.04%) have Pancreatitis.

Trend of Pancreatitis in Pentasa reports

Time on Pentasa when people have Pancreatitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pancreatitis42.31%34.62%3.85%7.69%11.54%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Pentasa * :

FemaleMale
Pancreatitis52.56%47.44%

Age of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Pentasa * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pancreatitis0.00%2.60%19.48%19.48%16.88%18.18%11.69%11.69%

Severity of Pancreatitis when taking Pentasa ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pancreatitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (31 people, 44.29%)
  2. Colitis ulcerative (16 people, 22.86%)
  3. Pain (5 people, 7.14%)
  4. Abdominal pain (5 people, 7.14%)
  5. Haemorrhoids (4 people, 5.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Remicade (21 people, 30.00%)
  2. Flagyl (9 people, 12.86%)
  3. Azathioprine (7 people, 10.00%)
  4. Sulfasalazine (6 people, 8.57%)
  5. Clostridium butyricum (5 people, 7.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • was only on the drug for 2 weeks.then got pancreattitis

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