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Review: could Rituxan cause Bladder cancer?

We study 10,193 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Bladder cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Bladder cancer and more.

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Rituxan

Rituxan (latest outcomes from 10,303 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer (latest reports from 25,245 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis.

On Jul, 16, 2014: 10,193 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 13 people (0.13%) have Bladder Cancer. They amount to 0.05% of all the 25,221 people who have Bladder Cancer on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bladder cancer in Rituxan reports

Time on Rituxan when people have Bladder cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bladder cancer66.67%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Bladder cancer when taking Rituxan * :

FemaleMale
Bladder cancer55.56%44.44%

Age of people who have Bladder cancer when taking Rituxan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bladder cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Bladder cancer when taking Rituxan ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Bladder cancer ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (5 people, 38.46%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (5 people, 38.46%)
  3. Hodgkin's disease (2 people, 15.38%)
  4. Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (2 people, 15.38%)
  5. Myositis (1 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Glucophage (2 people, 15.38%)
  2. Neoral (2 people, 15.38%)
  3. Fludarabine phosphate (2 people, 15.38%)
  4. Methotrexate (2 people, 15.38%)
  5. Prednisone (1 people, 7.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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