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Review: could Sulfasalazine cause Anterior uveitis (Uveitis)?

Summary: Anterior uveitis is found among people who take Sulfasalazine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 11,422 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 has active ingredients of sulfasalazine. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 11,750 Sulfasalazine 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 ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, uveitis. (latest reports from 4,599 Anterior uveitis patients)

On Jan, 12, 2015: 11,417 people reported to have side effects when taking Sulfasalazine. Among them, 20 people (0.18%) have Anterior Uveitis.

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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  • 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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