A study for a 76 year old man who takes Mesalamine - from FDA reports


1,216 males aged 76 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 76 year old male patient who has Colitis. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Feb, 17, 2019

1,216 males aged 76 (±5) who take Mesalamine are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Mesalamine for a 76-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 76
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Colitis
  • Drugs taken:
    • Mesalamine (mesalamine)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Diarrhea
  2. Fever
  3. Erythema multiforme (a type of hypersensitivity reaction)
  4. Shock (a life-threatening condition with symptoms like low blood pressure, weakness, shallow breathing, cold, clammy skin)
  5. Itching
  6. Blood creatinine increased
  7. Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
  8. Abnormal loss of weight
  9. C-reactive protein increased
  10. Blood urea increased
1 - 6 months:
  1. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  2. Immunodeficiency
  3. Emphysema (chronic respiratory disease - over inflation of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs)
  4. Muscle atrophy (a decrease in the mass of the muscle)
  5. Mental status changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)
  6. Abdominal pain upper
  7. Hepatomegaly (abnormal enlargement of the liver)
  8. C-reactive protein increased
  9. Cytomegalovirus infection
  10. Hypersensitivity
6 - 12 months:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Diffuse interstitial lung disease (group of lung diseases affecting the interstitium)
  3. Obliterative bronchiolitis (bronchiolar inflammation)
  4. Rash erythematous (redness of the skin)
  5. Hepatitis cholestatic (flow of bile from the liver is slowed or blocked)
  6. Malignant melanoma (skin cancer rises from melancytes)
  7. Stress and anxiety
  8. White blood cell count decreased
  9. Chest pain
  10. Memory loss
1 - 2 years:
  1. Prostate cancer
  2. Prostate cancer recurrent
  3. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  4. Pneumonia
  5. Rashes (redness)
  6. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  7. Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)
  8. Angina unstable (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle- unstable)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Cerebral thrombosis (blood clot in brain)
  2. Skin irritation
  3. Rashes (redness)
  4. Confusional state
  5. Toxic skin eruption (skin breakdown due to toxic substance)
  6. Purpura (purplish discoloration of the skin)
  7. Ureteric injury
  8. Cardiac valve disease (heart valve disease)
  9. Idiopathic capillaritis (inflammation of the capillaries)
  10. Septic embolus (a type of embolism that is infected with bacteria)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Abnormal loss of weight
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Intestinal ulcer
  4. Pollakiuria (abnormally frequent passage of relatively small quantities or urine)
  5. Haemorrhage (bleeding)
  6. Coronary artery occlusion (complete obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery)
  7. Abdominal pain
  8. Tachyarrhythmia (disturbance of the heart rhythm in which the heart rate is abnormally increased)
  9. Postoperative fever
  10. Rash erythematous (redness of the skin)
10+ years:
  1. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (chronic lung disease)
  2. Fever
  3. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  4. Myelodysplastic syndrome (a group of conditions that occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged)
  5. Nephritis interstitial (a kidney condition characterized by swelling in between the kidney tubules)
not specified:
  1. Diarrhea
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Weakness
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  6. Weight decreased
  7. Pneumonia
  8. Breathing difficulty
  9. Fever
  10. Fall

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure : 185 people, 15.21%
  2. High Blood Cholesterol : 110 people, 9.05%
  3. Diabetes : 56 people, 4.61%
  4. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 52 people, 4.28%
  5. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 51 people, 4.19%
  6. Pain : 48 people, 3.95%
  7. Preventive Health Care : 41 people, 3.37%
  8. Diarrhea : 38 people, 3.12%
  9. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 32 people, 2.63%
  10. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen): 27 people, 2.22%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Humira (228 people, 18.75%)
  2. Remicade (141 people, 11.60%)
  3. Lipitor (97 people, 7.98%)
  4. Aspirin (71 people, 5.84%)
  5. Flomax (69 people, 5.67%)
  6. Prednisone (67 people, 5.51%)
  7. Lasix (63 people, 5.18%)
  8. Simvastatin (58 people, 4.77%)
  9. Omeprazole (58 people, 4.77%)
  10. Amlodipine (53 people, 4.36%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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