Asacol and Cardiomyopathy - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Cardiomyopathy is found among people who take Asacol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Asacol and have Cardiomyopathy. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 17,445 people who have side effects when taking Asacol 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 Dec, 03, 2022

17,445 people reported to have side effects when taking Asacol.
Among them, 23 people (0.13%) have Cardiomyopathy.

What is Asacol?

Asacol has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in ulcerative colitis. eHealthMe is studying from 18,163 Asacol users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy (weakening of the heart muscle) is found to be associated with 1,843 drugs and 1,169 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Asacol and Cardiomyopathy reports submitted per year:

Could Asacol cause Cardiomyopathy?

Gender of people who have Cardiomyopathy when taking Asacol *:

  • female: 30.43 %
  • male: 69.57 %

Age of people who have Cardiomyopathy when taking Asacol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.76 %
  • 20-29: 4.76 %
  • 30-39: 19.05 %
  • 40-49: 28.57 %
  • 50-59: 9.52 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Common drugs people take besides Asacol *:

  1. Remicade: 12 people, 52.17%
  2. Prednisone: 8 people, 34.78%
  3. Imuran: 5 people, 21.74%
  4. Coumadin: 4 people, 17.39%
  5. Lisinopril: 4 people, 17.39%
  6. Digoxin: 3 people, 13.04%
  7. Tylenol: 3 people, 13.04%
  8. Vancomycin: 3 people, 13.04%
  9. Humira: 3 people, 13.04%
  10. Flagyl: 3 people, 13.04%

Common side effects people have besides Cardiomyopathy *:

  1. Cardiac Failure Congestive: 9 people, 39.13%
  2. Mitral Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve): 4 people, 17.39%
  3. Breathing Difficulty: 3 people, 13.04%
  4. Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs): 3 people, 13.04%
  5. Chest Pain: 3 people, 13.04%
  6. Weight Decreased: 3 people, 13.04%
  7. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 3 people, 13.04%
  8. Left Ventricular Failure (left ventricle fails to contract forcefully): 2 people, 8.70%
  9. Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (the thickening of the myocardium (muscle) of the left ventricle of the heart): 2 people, 8.70%
  10. Fall: 2 people, 8.70%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Stress And Anxiety: 1 person, 4.35%
  2. Pain: 1 person, 4.35%
  3. Osteopenia (a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal): 1 person, 4.35%
  4. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 1 person, 4.35%
  5. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: 1 person, 4.35%
  6. High Blood Pressure: 1 person, 4.35%
  7. Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body): 1 person, 4.35%
  8. Coronary Heart Disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries): 1 person, 4.35%
  9. Cardiac Failure Congestive: 1 person, 4.35%
  10. Breathing Difficulty: 1 person, 4.35%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Asacol and have Cardiomyopathy?

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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 mesalamine (the active ingredients of Asacol) and Asacol (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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