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Review: could Sulfasalazine cause Anterior uveitis (Uveitis)?

We study 11,400 people who have side effects while taking Sulfasalazine from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Anterior uveitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Anterior uveitis and more.

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Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine (latest outcomes from 11,727 users) has active ingredients of sulfasalazine. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

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) (latest reports from 18,712 patients) has been reported by people with ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, uveitis.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 11,400 people reported to have side effects when taking Sulfasalazine. Among them, 20 people (0.18%) have Anterior Uveitis. They amount to 0.11% of all the 18,747 people who have Anterior Uveitis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Anterior uveitis in Sulfasalazine reports

Time on Sulfasalazine when people have Anterior uveitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anterior uveitis0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Anterior uveitis66.67%33.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anterior uveitis0.00%0.00%0.00%12.50%0.00%62.50%6.25%18.75%

Severity of Anterior uveitis when taking Sulfasalazine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anterior uveitis0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Anterior uveitis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anterior uveitis0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (10 people, 50.00%)
  2. Ankylosing spondylitis (4 people, 20.00%)
  3. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (1 people, 5.00%)
  4. Arthritis (1 people, 5.00%)
  5. Anaemia (1 people, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (9 people, 45.00%)
  2. Humira (8 people, 40.00%)
  3. Enbrel (8 people, 40.00%)
  4. Folic acid (5 people, 25.00%)
  5. Arava (5 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • I got reactive arthritis after getting salmonella. I have never had problems with uveitis before going on Sulfasalazine. I take 500mg x 2 daily. Have been on it for almost 2 years. I developed my first uveitis attack 8 months after starting sulfasalazine.

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    I have steadily gained weight while on this drug has anybody had the same weight gain I do not eat much at all and average activeness nothing different in this since starting the tablets very confused.

  • What systemic treatments work for uveitis?
    I am taking methotrexate injections for uveitis and not having much luck controlling it. The side effects are horrible. I am bedridden for several days. If I am very lucky I have 1, mayby 2 good days a week then it is time for the next injection.

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Anterior Uveitis is also known as: Chorioretinitis, Choroiditis, Iritis, Pars planitis, Posterior uveitis, Uveitis.

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