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Review: could Sulfasalazine cause Swelling face?





Summary: Swelling face is found among people who take Sulfasalazine, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 11,413 people who have side effects while taking Sulfasalazine from FDA and social media. Among them, 65 have Swelling face. Find out below who they are, when they have Swelling face and more.

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Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine has active ingredients of sulfasalazine. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (view latest outcomes from 11,744 users)

Swelling face

Swelling face has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, pain, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Swelling face 19,511 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 11,413 people reported to have side effects when taking Sulfasalazine. Among them, 65 people (0.57%) have Swelling Face.

Trend of Swelling face in Sulfasalazine reports

Time on Sulfasalazine when people have Swelling face * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Swelling face66.67%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Swelling face when taking Sulfasalazine * :

FemaleMale
Swelling face68.66%31.34%

Age of people who have Swelling face when taking Sulfasalazine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Swelling face0.00%0.00%6.45%4.84%4.84%30.65%33.87%19.35%

Severity of Swelling face when taking Sulfasalazine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Swelling face ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (24 people, 36.92%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (10 people, 15.38%)
  3. Crohn's disease (9 people, 13.85%)
  4. Colitis ulcerative (7 people, 10.77%)
  5. Ankylosing spondylitis (7 people, 10.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Humira (22 people, 33.85%)
  2. Aspirin (16 people, 24.62%)
  3. Omeprazole (15 people, 23.08%)
  4. Calcium (14 people, 21.54%)
  5. Plaquenil (14 people, 21.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • What side effects do you experience from sulpfasalazine?
    (Asked by a 58 year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, and takes Sulfasalazine)
    I began taking sulfasalazine 5 days ago for Rheumatoid arthritis. Since then I've had stomach cramps and bloating. Has anyone else experienced these side effects? If so, did the symptoms go away after using taking the meds for a while? And did the meds help the RA symptoms?

  • Which drug seems more effective for ra pain?
    (Asked by a 56 year old woman who has Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and takes Sulfasalazine, Celebrex, Cymbalta)
    Severe RA - taking sulfasalazine, but extreme fatigue. Good pain relief with celebrax and cymbalta. Taking prednisone for 6 months, tapering to half a tablet for one month. My concerns are swollen eyelids and hair loss. Anyone know if swelling, especially bad when waking in morning is typical for my ...

  • Does sulfasalazine make you gain weight
    (Asked by a 51 year old woman who has Arthritis - Rheumatoid, and takes Sulfasalazine)
    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.

  • a month after having a lymph node removed for mycobacterium avium complex, my daughter got a rash that stings around the area, what is this rash and why?
    (Asked by a 3 year old girl who has Skin Discoloration - Bluish, Swelling Face, Rash)
    My daughter has antibacterial vacuum complex. She is only 3, in April she had the affected lymph node removed. Yesterday a rash covered the affected area and she's complaint the rash hurt. I don't know what it could be, she's not on any meds, and she just went to the doctor on Friday everything was ...

  • The last 3 years i have been experiences excessive sweating when doing minor things. this is new for me. i have a history of crohn's disease and have developed arthritis the last 4 years.
    (Asked by a 62 year old man who has Arhtritis, Crohn's Disease, Sweating - Excessive, and takes Pramipexole Dihydrochloride, Sulfasalazine, Effexor, Atenolol, Folic Acid, Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride W/ Atropine Sulfate, Methotrexate, Omeprazole, Celebrex)
    I have dealt with Crohn's disease for 40 years. I've had several bowel resections, and live with diarrhea. Within the last 5 years I developed severe arthritis in my feet. The doctors felt everything is auto-immune related. I had the bone in both feet fused to lessen the pain. For the past 4 years I ...

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