Review: could Sulfasalazine cause Anterior Uveitis?


Anterior uveitis is found among people who take Sulfasalazine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 13,248 people who have side effects while taking Sulfasalazine from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Anterior uveitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Anterior uveitis and more.

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Sulfasalazine has active ingredients of sulfasalazine. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Sulfasalazine 12,927 users)

Anterior Uveitis

Anterior uveitis (inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, which includes the iris (coloured part of the eye) and adjacent tissue, known as the ciliary body) has been reported by people with infusion related reaction, fever, rashes, glaucoma, joint pain (latest reports from 5,868 Anterior uveitis patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

13,248 people reported to have side effects when taking Sulfasalazine.
Among them, 31 people (0.23%) have Anterior Uveitis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Sulfasalazine cause Anterior uveitis?

Time on Sulfasalazine when people have Anterior Uveitis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Anterior Uveitis when taking Sulfasalazine *:

  • female: 67.74 %
  • male: 32.26 %

Age of people who have Anterior Uveitis when taking Sulfasalazine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 16.67 %
  • 30-39: 8.33 %
  • 40-49: 54.17 %
  • 50-59: 8.33 %
  • 60+: 12.5 %

Severity if Anterior Uveitis when taking Sulfasalazine **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Anterior Uveitis **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (11 people)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (8 people)
  • Arthritis (3 people)
  • Reactive Arthritis (2 people)
  • Pain (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (11 people)
  • Enbrel (11 people)
  • Humira (9 people)
  • Folic Acid (7 people)
  • Omeprazole (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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