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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 Rituxan 10,311 users)

Cough

Cough has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Cough 73,998 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 10,197 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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    What has kicked in from Faslodex...are some horrific side effects......About a month ago...I started having a strange little cough...dry...most of the time.....At times the cough becomes uncontrollable for aprox 15 / 20 minutes...then calms. NOTHING works at relieving it...although I suck down water like it is my last drink on earth...and use a wonderful...soothing throat drop, Halls Breezers...Cool Berry...which eases me...even if it is only psychologically, it is magical. The cough has gotten considerably worse over time...and for those that don't know me...I am sure they think I smoke ten packs a day. My voice is also affected at times due to the cough. My breathing is horrific...and I can no longer walk for any length of time...or for more than a short distance.....Nor can I walk and talk without coughing...and or losing my breath. Stamina...this I have none of!!! And this past week...the shit hit the fan.....Joining the cough...are bone and joint pains...as well as muscle pain. When I called my doctor...@ Sloan Kettering...I spoke with the nurse...and she had not a damn clue as to what might help. As a matter of fact...she told me that she has never heard of any of the side effects that I am now having. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE???? EVERYTHING!!! However...when I check reputable sites...I find not a few...but hundreds of other people with the same side effects.

    From what I have read on all the sites...the only way "WE" are going to get help with issues like these...is by sharing with one another. Not one of the individuals that I speak of has had any positive help with their side effects from their doctors. Am I pissed off??? You bet I am. As for depression...that only comes in small doses for me.....like yesterday...when my body hurt me so badly...my cough was out of control...I had difficulty breathing...and I could not stand on my own two feet without holding on. That moment in time has passed...but for how long??? What will I be hit with next??? When???
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    (Posted by a 58 year old woman who has Cough, Chest Tightness, Sinusitis, and takes Levaquin)
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