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Review: could Rituxan cause Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease?

Summary: Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease is reported only by a few people who take Rituxan.

We study 10,201 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease 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)

Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease

Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease has been reported by people with crohn's disease, acne, pain, inflammatory bowel disease, depression. (latest reports from 75,526 Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 10,201 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 4 people (0.04%) have Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Crohn's Disease.

Trend of Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease in Rituxan reports

Time on Rituxan when people have Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease when taking Rituxan * :

FemaleMale
Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease25.00%75.00%

Age of people who have Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease when taking Rituxan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%66.67%0.00%

Severity of Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease when taking Rituxan ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Inflammatory bowel disease - crohn's disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (2 people, 50.00%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (1 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fludarabine phosphate (2 people, 50.00%)
  2. Cyclophosphamide (2 people, 50.00%)
  3. Omeprazole (1 people, 25.00%)
  4. Naprosyn (1 people, 25.00%)
  5. Folic acid (1 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • I (40yrs) and my sister (32yrs) were both diagnosed with Crohn's in our early 20s. Our mother reports taking Bendectin for N/V during bot pregnancies, any connection?

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • After having my 2 day per month treatments, on day 4 and 5 and 6, I loose bladder and bowel control...now, 3 months after treatment I still have diarrhea and bowel urgency~ unable to control/hold my stool until I get to the bathroom...its an immediate urge

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Fell terrible on this drug. Oncologist keeps telling me these symptoms are not from the chemo. I was fine on just the Rituxan. But then I got cancer in my lung lymph nodes. He put me on Treanda. I feel like it's killing me. Wish there was some other drug. Not sure I trust him anymore.

    Reply

    Thomas Norton on Nov, 14, 2014:

    Hope you're doing well. If you are still having trouble with specific chemo drugs, you might want to look into a new oral pill, specifically targeted to the B cells of CLL. Its called Ibrutinib. Very impressive results in trials, and FDA approved this year. I haven't been on it very long, but I've little side effects and am feeling more energy overall. Youtube has some stuff on it also. Good Luck!

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