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Review: could Rituxan cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia could be caused by Rituxan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Decadron, and have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma.

We study 10,182 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 60 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Rituxan

Rituxan (latest outcomes from 10,289 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 776,858 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 10,178 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 63 people (0.62%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.01% of all the 782,160 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Insomnia in Rituxan reports

Time on Rituxan when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia60.00%20.00%10.00%10.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Rituxan * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia66.10%33.90%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Rituxan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.00%0.00%0.00%18.60%4.65%16.28%4.65%55.81%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Rituxan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (11 people, 17.46%)
  2. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (11 people, 17.46%)
  3. Dermatitis (8 people, 12.70%)
  4. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (6 people, 9.52%)
  5. Pain (6 people, 9.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Decadron (22 people, 34.92%)
  2. Prednisone (20 people, 31.75%)
  3. Vincristine (19 people, 30.16%)
  4. Cytoxan (16 people, 25.40%)
  5. Adriamycin pfs (16 people, 25.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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