Review: could Rituxan cause Insomnia?


Summary

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 17,867 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 214 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Rituxan

Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 18,110 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with drug ineffective, drowsiness, memory loss, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 199,411 Insomnia patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

17,867 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 214 people (1.2%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Insomnia?

Time on Rituxan when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 37.84 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.81 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 21.62 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.7 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Rituxan *:

  • female: 68.6 %
  • male: 31.4 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Rituxan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.64 %
  • 20-29: 5.73 %
  • 30-39: 7.01 %
  • 40-49: 17.2 %
  • 50-59: 25.48 %
  • 60+: 43.95 %

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 (81 people, 37.85%)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (17 people, 7.94%)
  • Hypertension (16 people, 7.48%)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (13 people, 6.07%)
  • Lymphoma (10 people, 4.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone. (58 people, 27.10%)
  • Diphenhydramine Hcl (51 people, 23.83%)
  • Acetaminophen. (51 people, 23.83%)
  • Methotrexate (49 people, 22.90%)
  • Methylprednisolone. (46 people, 21.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (68 people, 31.78%)
  • Fatigue (67 people, 31.31%)
  • Nausea (55 people, 25.70%)
  • Arthralgia (55 people, 25.70%)
  • Drug Ineffective (49 people, 22.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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