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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 10,201 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 10,313 Rituxan users)

Fungal infection

Fungal infection has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, birth control. (latest reports from 13,224 Fungal infection patients)

On Feb, 21, 2015: 10,201 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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