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Review: could Rituxan cause Fungal infection?





Summary: Fungal infection is found among people who take Rituxan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cyclophosphamide, and have Mantle cell lymphoma.

We study 10,200 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 27 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 10,311 users)

Fungal infection

Fungal Infection has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, birth control.(latest reports from Fungal Infection 13,072 patients)

On Dec, 6, 2014: 10,200 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 27 people (0.26%) have Fungal Infection.

Trend of Fungal infection in Rituxan reports

Time on Rituxan when people have Fungal infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fungal infection90.91%9.09%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Fungal infection40.62%59.38%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fungal infection0.00%0.00%4.35%4.35%8.70%17.39%13.04%52.17%

Severity of Fungal infection when taking Rituxan ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Fungal infection ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Mantle cell lymphoma (4 people, 14.81%)
  2. Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (4 people, 14.81%)
  3. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (3 people, 11.11%)
  4. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (2 people, 7.41%)
  5. Lymphoma (2 people, 7.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cyclophosphamide (6 people, 22.22%)
  2. Ibuprofen (5 people, 18.52%)
  3. Velcade (5 people, 18.52%)
  4. Doxorubicin hcl (5 people, 18.52%)
  5. Chlorambucil (4 people, 14.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 66 year old woman who has Mouth Ulcers, and takes Rituxan)
    24 hr. after last rituxan tx. developed horrible mouth uclers - mouth skin looked liked hanging chads in the mouth. 8 l/2 months later everything 17 specialists can think of have not worked...Any suggestions. Help this is awful
  • Can r-chop chemotherapy cause aortic stenosis?
    (Asked by a 70 year old man who has Aortic Valve Stenosis, Lymphoma - Non-Hodgkin's, and takes Etoposide, Carboplatin , Ifosfamide, Vincristine Sulfate, Prednisone, Doxorubicin Hydrochloride, Cyclophosphamide , Rituxan)
    Treated with 3 courses of R-CHOP plus radiotherapy for Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of orbit of eye in 2010. In complete remission until 2014 then relapse of genetically identical tumor in maxillary sinus. Recently have received 3 courses of R-ICE. During the past week I have had a cardiac ECHO ...
  • Can i take oxycontin with terbinafine?
    (Asked by a 33 year old woman who has Fungal Infection)
    I am currently taking Terbinafine for a fungal infection that I have developed under my toenail. It has become quite painful and I was wondering if I am able to take Oxycontin with it, as I have some left from a previous surgery. I am a 32 year old white female if that helps at all. Any feedback ...
  • Would my fungal infection leave scars? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 23 year old woman who has Fungal Infection, and takes Terbinafine Hydrochloride)
    It started from mild red rash on my chest ..i kept scratching it ..then it spread n turned to a round red patch with boundaries yellowish .i showed to my doc n he gave me travocort cream n antibiotic n terbinafine tablet.Medication worked well .It got cured but it has left a brown scar and now i am ...
  • Do any of my medications cause peripheral neuropathy (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 67 year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, and takes Methotrexate, Arava, Rituxan, Folic Acid, Famotidine, Multivitamin, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Atenolol, Aspirin, Omega-3)
    Peripheral neuropathy started after my diagnosis and the initiation of the RA meds. My Rheumatologist says it is not associated with the meds BUT I find info on the net that disagrees. I think it is the med(s). I am interested in what experience others have had. Thanks K

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