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Review: could Sulfasalazine cause Skin rash?

We study 11,397 people who have side effects while taking Sulfasalazine from FDA and social media. Among them, 502 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine (latest outcomes from 11,722 users) has active ingredients of sulfasalazine. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) (latest reports from 969,299 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Jul, 16, 2014: 11,397 people reported to have side effects when taking Sulfasalazine. Among them, 502 people (4.40%) have Skin Rash. They amount to 0.05% of all the 970,555 people who have Skin Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin rash in Sulfasalazine reports

Time on Sulfasalazine when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash52.94%31.62%1.47%3.68%8.09%1.47%0.74%

Gender of people who have Skin rash when taking Sulfasalazine * :

FemaleMale
Skin rash68.95%31.05%

Age of people who have Skin rash when taking Sulfasalazine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.00%0.88%2.65%8.39%11.92%15.45%27.59%33.11%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Sulfasalazine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash25.00%50.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Skin rash0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (216 people, 43.03%)
  2. Colitis ulcerative (41 people, 8.17%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (35 people, 6.97%)
  4. Ankylosing spondylitis (32 people, 6.37%)
  5. Crohn's disease (30 people, 5.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Humira (122 people, 24.30%)
  2. Methotrexate (91 people, 18.13%)
  3. Enbrel (79 people, 15.74%)
  4. Folic acid (76 people, 15.14%)
  5. Prednisone (61 people, 12.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • A rash developed on both sides of my stomach, just above the hip bone. It resembles contact dermititis, but i was not exposed to anything out of the ordinary.

    It forms small watery filled blisters that itch, and later form a tiny scab.

    It is only localized to the area above the hip.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • The rash is red and bumpy like razor burn and hurts. I never got it until after my second pregnancy and got switched from subutex to suboxone strips

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • 2008 started Lyrica 2009 had a fracture in each foot, Dr.'s had no reason why. Now 2014 possible foot fracture again. Could it be related to the medications Willing to stop the meds.

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