Could Rituxan cause Alopecia - from FDA reports


Summary

Alopecia is found among people who take Rituxan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 18,539 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA. Among them, 179 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Rituxan

Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 18,907 users)

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,186 Alopecia patients).

On Jan, 18, 2017

18,539 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 179 people (0.97%) have Alopecia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Alopecia?

Time on Rituxan when people have Alopecia *:

  • < 1 month: 27.27 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 22.73 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.18 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.64 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Rituxan *:

  • female: 85.71 %
  • male: 14.29 %

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Rituxan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.54 %
  • 30-39: 3.39 %
  • 40-49: 27.12 %
  • 50-59: 21.19 %
  • 60+: 45.76 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (83 people, 46.37%)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (12 people, 6.70%)
  • Sjogren Syndrome (8 people, 4.47%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (6 people, 3.35%)
  • Burkitt Lymphoma (6 people, 3.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (60 people, 33.52%)
  • Enbrel (45 people, 25.14%)
  • Humira (42 people, 23.46%)
  • Orencia (38 people, 21.23%)
  • Actemra (36 people, 20.11%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (73 people, 40.78%)
  • Pain (49 people, 27.37%)
  • Drug Ineffective (46 people, 25.70%)
  • Headache (33 people, 18.44%)
  • Weakness (32 people, 17.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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