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Review: could Rituxan cause Cough?

Summary: Cough is found among people who take Rituxan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prednisone, and have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma.

We study 10,200 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 has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 10,312 Rituxan users)

Cough

Cough has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 75,650 Cough patients)

On Jan, 27, 2015: 10,200 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 185 people (1.81%) have Cough.

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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