Asa and Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is found among people who take Asa, especially for people who are female, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Asa and have Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 31,999 people who have side effects when taking Asa from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Mar, 18, 2023

31,999 people reported to have side effects when taking Asa.
Among them, 98 people (0.31%) have Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

What is Asa?

Asa has active ingredients of aspirin. It is often used in blood clots. eHealthMe is studying from 32,516 Asa users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (chronic lung disease) is found to be associated with 2,449 drugs and 2,098 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Asa and Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis reports submitted per year:

Could Asa cause Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

Gender of people who have Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis when taking Asa *:

  • female: 57.78 %
  • male: 42.22 %

Age of people who have Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis when taking Asa *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.32 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 6.58 %
  • 60+: 92.11 %

Common drugs people take besides Asa *:

  1. Lipitor: 19 people, 19.39%
  2. Amlodipine: 18 people, 18.37%
  3. Acetylsalicylic Acid: 15 people, 15.31%
  4. Pantoprazole: 13 people, 13.27%
  5. Symbicort: 12 people, 12.24%
  6. Ofev: 11 people, 11.22%
  7. Rituxan: 11 people, 11.22%
  8. Arava: 10 people, 10.20%
  9. Tylenol: 10 people, 10.20%
  10. Synthroid: 10 people, 10.20%

Common side effects people have besides Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis *:

  1. Breathing Difficulty: 43 people, 43.88%
  2. Cough: 34 people, 34.69%
  3. Fever: 31 people, 31.63%
  4. Headache (pain in head): 25 people, 25.51%
  5. Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes): 23 people, 23.47%
  6. Lung Disorder (lung disease): 22 people, 22.45%
  7. Pain: 21 people, 21.43%
  8. Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx): 17 people, 17.35%
  9. Back Pain: 17 people, 17.35%
  10. Inflammation: 16 people, 16.33%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 21 people, 21.43%
  2. Asthma: 13 people, 13.27%
  3. Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (primary high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of your heart): 11 people, 11.22%
  4. Acromegaly (body produces too much growth hormone, leading to excess growth of body tissues): 6 people, 6.12%
  5. Pulmonary Hypertension (increase in blood pressure in the lung artery): 6 people, 6.12%
  6. High Blood Cholesterol: 4 people, 4.08%
  7. Migraine (headache): 3 people, 3.06%
  8. Cough: 3 people, 3.06%
  9. Psoriatic Arthropathy (inflammation of the skin and joints with kin condition which typically causes patches (plaques) of red, scaly skin to develop): 3 people, 3.06%
  10. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 2 people, 2.04%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Asa and have Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

Check whether Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on aspirin (the active ingredients of Asa) and Asa (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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