Review: could Rituxan cause Alopecia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 10,172 people who take Rituxan. Among them, 24 have Alopecia. See who they are, when they have Alopecia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Rituxan (latest outcomes from 10,284 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Commonly reported side effects of Rituxan include fever, agranulocytosis, neutropenia aggravated, hypotension, febrile neutropenia.
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 222,631 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 21, 2014: 9,885 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 22 people (0.22%) have Alopecia.
Time on Rituxan when people have Alopecia * :
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Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Rituxan * :
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How people recovered from Alopecia ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (3 people, 13.64%)
- Hypothyroidism (2 people, 9.09%)
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (2 people, 9.09%)
- Cardiac failure chronic (2 people, 9.09%)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (2 people, 9.09%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Cytoxan (8 people, 36.36%)
- Prednisone (5 people, 22.73%)
- Ativan (3 people, 13.64%)
- Vitamin d (3 people, 13.64%)
- Oncovin (3 people, 13.64%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I am in my 40s and I work in college admissions. Ive never experienced migraines before and have been otherwise healthy. I fell hitting my head and was prescribed this medicine. Using this med had me in the hospital twice, I have severe hair loss, and what the er Dr says is syncope that makes me pass out. The Dr wants to try something new but look at me, in a profession where you're always in the public eye, almost bald and still suffering migraines.This is life altering but is being treated as , just one of those things...its depressing
Kart on Mar, 7, 2014:
Hi I'm male, 24, of Sri Lankan origin but born and raised in the United Kingdom, I'm adding these details as it was requested when attempting to reply to you.
My question is was this on Modafinil/Provigil/Nuvigil and if so which one please?
The comment below you is talking about statin which is a cholesterol reducing drug, so was wondering whether you were talking about the same. Thanks in advance.
From this study (2 weeks ago):
Peripheral neuropathy began shortly after Rituxan regime for lymphoma.
It has continued for over 12 years
Alleviated a bit by cymbalta
From this study (3 weeks ago):
Don't know exactly when I started losing my hair. It became apparent to me early fall, which would have been about 3 months into my wellbutrin and 1 month into my seroquel.
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