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Review: could Rituxan cause Cough?

We study 10,193 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 185 have Cough. Find out below who they are, when they have Cough 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.

Cough

Cough (latest reports from 487,902 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 10,193 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 185 people (1.81%) have Cough. They amount to 0.04% of all the 487,904 people who have Cough on eHealthMe.

Trend of Cough in Rituxan reports

Time on Rituxan when people have Cough * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Cough28.07%54.39%7.02%1.75%7.02%1.75%0.00%

Gender of people who have Cough when taking Rituxan * :

FemaleMale
Cough38.54%61.46%

Age of people who have Cough when taking Rituxan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cough0.00%1.15%0.00%2.30%1.72%7.47%10.34%77.01%

Severity of Cough when taking Rituxan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Cough0.00%25.00%75.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Cough ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Cough0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (32 people, 17.30%)
  2. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (19 people, 10.27%)
  3. Mantle cell lymphoma (13 people, 7.03%)
  4. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (12 people, 6.49%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (12 people, 6.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (42 people, 22.70%)
  2. Vincristine (37 people, 20.00%)
  3. Cytoxan (30 people, 16.22%)
  4. Neulasta (28 people, 15.14%)
  5. Zometa (27 people, 14.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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