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Review: could Sulfasalazine cause Skin rash (Rashes)?

Summary: Skin rash is found among people who take Sulfasalazine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 11,422 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 has active ingredients of sulfasalazine. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 11,750 Sulfasalazine users)

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression. (latest reports from 146,454 Skin rash patients)

On Jan, 28, 2015: 11,417 people reported to have side effects when taking Sulfasalazine. Among them, 502 people (4.40%) have Skin Rash.

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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