Review: could Rituxan cause Bladder cancer?
Summary: Bladder cancer 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 Glucophage, and have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma.
We study 10,204 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 has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 10,315 Rituxan users)
Bladder cancer has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 6,590 Bladder cancer patients)
On Apr, 1, 2015: 10,203 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 13 people (0.13%) have Bladder Cancer.
Time on Rituxan when people have Bladder cancer * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Bladder cancer||66.67%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Bladder cancer when taking Rituxan * :
|Bladder cancer||55.56%||44.44% |
Age of people who have Bladder cancer when taking Rituxan * :
|Bladder cancer||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Severity of Bladder cancer when taking Rituxan ** :
How people recovered from Bladder cancer ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (5 people, 38.46%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (5 people, 38.46%)
- Hodgkin's disease (2 people, 15.38%)
- Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (2 people, 15.38%)
- Myositis (1 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Glucophage (2 people, 15.38%)
- Neoral (2 people, 15.38%)
- Fludarabine phosphate (2 people, 15.38%)
- Methotrexate (2 people, 15.38%)
- Prednisone (1 people, 7.69%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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