Review: could Rituxan cause Fungal Infection?


Summary

Fungal infection is found among people who take Rituxan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Actemra, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 17,867 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Fungal infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Fungal infection and more.

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Rituxan

Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 18,110 users)

Fungal Infection

Fungal infection has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, drug ineffective, diarrhea (latest reports from 19,775 Fungal infection patients).

On Sep, 25, 2016

17,867 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 40 people (0.22%) have Fungal Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Fungal infection?

Time on Rituxan when people have Fungal Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 85.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fungal Infection when taking Rituxan *:

  • female: 61.54 %
  • male: 38.46 %

Age of people who have Fungal Infection when taking Rituxan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.86 %
  • 20-29: 5.71 %
  • 30-39: 8.57 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 17.14 %
  • 60+: 51.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (13 people, 32.50%)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (6 people, 15.00%)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (5 people, 12.50%)
  • Lymphoma (3 people, 7.50%)
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (2 people, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Actemra (7 people, 17.50%)
  • Methotrexate (6 people, 15.00%)
  • Ibuprofen (6 people, 15.00%)
  • Prednisone (5 people, 12.50%)
  • Cyclophosphamide (5 people, 12.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Arthralgia (11 people, 27.50%)
  • Pain (10 people, 25.00%)
  • Fatigue (10 people, 25.00%)
  • Pyrexia (9 people, 22.50%)
  • Dyspnoea (8 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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