Could Rituxan cause Cough - from FDA reports
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 Tylenol, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 18,539 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA. Among them, 607 have Cough. Find out below who they are, when they have Cough and more.
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Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 18,907 users)
Cough has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (latest reports from 133,638 Cough patients).
On Dec, 21, 2016
18,539 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 607 people (3.27%) have Cough
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Rituxan when people have Cough *:
- < 1 month: 29.82 %
- 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
- 6 - 12 months: 11.4 %
- 1 - 2 years: 11.4 %
- 2 - 5 years: 12.28 %
- 5 - 10 years: 1.75 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Cough when taking Rituxan *:
- female: 58.78 %
- male: 41.22 %
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: 10.76 %
- 50-59: 21.73 %
- 60+: 62.24 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (225 people, 37.07%)
- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (64 people, 10.54%)
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (60 people, 9.88%)
- High Blood Pressure (32 people, 5.27%)
- Pain (23 people, 3.79%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Tylenol (116 people, 19.11%)
- Methotrexate (95 people, 15.65%)
- Benadryl (88 people, 14.50%)
- Actemra (86 people, 14.17%)
- Prednisone (80 people, 13.18%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fatigue (204 people, 33.61%)
- Fever (173 people, 28.50%)
- Breathing Difficulty (170 people, 28.01%)
- Pain (131 people, 21.58%)
- Joint Pain (127 people, 20.92%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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