Review: could Rituxan cause Insomnia?


Insomnia is found among people who take Rituxan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 12,688 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 91 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in non-hodgkin's lymphoma. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 12,844 users)


Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with drug ineffective, drowsiness, memory loss, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 150,726 Insomnia patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

12,688 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 91 people (0.72%) have Insomnia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Insomnia?

Time on Rituxan when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 43.75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Rituxan *:

  • female: 67.44 %
  • male: 32.56 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Rituxan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 14.29 %
  • 30-39: 7.94 %
  • 40-49: 19.05 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 44.44 %

Severity if Insomnia when taking Rituxan **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (13 people)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (12 people)
  • Dermatitis (9 people)
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (8 people)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (30 people)
  • Vincristine (22 people)
  • Decadron (19 people)
  • Cytoxan (19 people)
  • Adriamycin Pfs (16 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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