Rituxan and Fungal infection - from FDA reports


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 18,539 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA. Among them, 46 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 18,910 users)

Fungal Infection

Fungal infection has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 20,529 Fungal infection patients).

On Feb, 16, 2017

18,539 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 46 people (0.25%) have Fungal Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Fungal infection?

Time on Rituxan when people have Fungal Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 80.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.33 %
  • 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: 64.44 %
  • male: 35.56 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.44 %
  • 20-29: 4.88 %
  • 30-39: 7.32 %
  • 40-49: 17.07 %
  • 50-59: 14.63 %
  • 60+: 53.66 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (17 people, 36.96%)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (7 people, 15.22%)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (6 people, 13.04%)
  • Lymphoma (3 people, 6.52%)
  • Sjogren Syndrome (2 people, 4.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Actemra (10 people, 21.74%)
  • Methotrexate (9 people, 19.57%)
  • Ibuprofen (6 people, 13.04%)
  • Vitamin B12 (5 people, 10.87%)
  • Prednisone (5 people, 10.87%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (14 people, 30.43%)
  • Joint Pain (12 people, 26.09%)
  • Fatigue (11 people, 23.91%)
  • Nausea (10 people, 21.74%)
  • Fever (10 people, 21.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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