Review: could Rituxan cause Insomnia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 10,172 people who take Rituxan. Among them, 60 have Insomnia. See who they are, when they have Insomnia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Rituxan (latest outcomes from 10,284 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Commonly reported side effects of Rituxan include fever, agranulocytosis, neutropenia aggravated, hypotension, febrile neutropenia.
Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 764,018 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 24, 2014: 9,885 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 59 people (0.60%) have Insomnia.
Time on Rituxan when people have Insomnia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Rituxan * :
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Rituxan * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Rituxan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (11 people, 18.64%)
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (11 people, 18.64%)
- Dermatitis (8 people, 13.56%)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (6 people, 10.17%)
- Pain (6 people, 10.17%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Decadron (22 people, 37.29%)
- Prednisone (20 people, 33.90%)
- Vincristine (18 people, 30.51%)
- Cytoxan (16 people, 27.12%)
- Adriamycin pfs (15 people, 25.42%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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