Review: could Rituxan cause Cough?


Summary

Cough is found among people who take Rituxan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prednisone., and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 18,661 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 606 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 18,905 users)

Cough

Cough has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (latest reports from 133,559 Cough patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

18,661 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 606 people (3.25%) have Cough


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Cough?

Time on Rituxan when people have Cough *:

  • < 1 month: 30.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.73 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.73 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cough when taking Rituxan *:

  • female: 58.61 %
  • male: 41.39 %

Age of people who have Cough when taking Rituxan *:

  • 0-1: 0.21 %
  • 2-9: 0.42 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.11 %
  • 30-39: 2.53 %
  • 40-49: 10.97 %
  • 50-59: 21.94 %
  • 60+: 61.81 %

Severity of Cough **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 25 %
  • severe: 75 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Cough **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone. (163 people, 26.90%)
  • Acetaminophen. (155 people, 25.58%)
  • Methylprednisolone. (133 people, 21.95%)
  • Tylenol (116 people, 19.14%)
  • Diphenhydramine Hcl (111 people, 18.32%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Rituxan, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (58 people, 9.57%)
  • High Blood Pressure (32 people, 5.28%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Fatigue (203 people, 33.50%)
  • Fever (171 people, 28.22%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (169 people, 27.89%)
  • Pain (131 people, 21.62%)
  • Joint Pain (127 people, 20.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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