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Review: could Rituxan cause Capillary leak syndrome?

Summary: Capillary leak syndrome could be caused by Rituxan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Fludarabine phosphate, and have Lymphoma.

We study 10,182 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Capillary leak syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Capillary leak syndrome and more.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 10,178 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 5 people (0.05%) have Capillary Leak Syndrome. They amount to 0.10% of all the 4,778 people who have Capillary Leak Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Capillary leak syndrome in Rituxan reports

Time on Rituxan when people have Capillary leak syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Capillary leak syndrome100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Capillary leak syndrome when taking Rituxan * :

FemaleMale
Capillary leak syndrome77.78%22.22%

Age of people who have Capillary leak syndrome when taking Rituxan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Capillary leak syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Capillary leak syndrome when taking Rituxan ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Capillary leak syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Lymphoma (5 people, 100.00%)
  2. Thrombocytopenia (4 people, 80.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fludarabine phosphate (4 people, 80.00%)
  2. Verapamil (4 people, 80.00%)
  3. Xalatan (4 people, 80.00%)
  4. Ambien (4 people, 80.00%)
  5. Cozaar (4 people, 80.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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