Could Rituxan cause Insomnia - from FDA reports


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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 18,539 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA. Among them, 232 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 18,907 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, insomnia (latest reports from 206,982 Insomnia patients).

On Dec, 21, 2016

18,539 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 232 people (1.25%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Insomnia?

Time on Rituxan when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 42.42 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 21.21 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.03 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.03 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Rituxan *:

  • female: 68.44 %
  • male: 31.56 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Rituxan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.57 %
  • 20-29: 5.17 %
  • 30-39: 9.2 %
  • 40-49: 15.52 %
  • 50-59: 26.44 %
  • 60+: 43.1 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (93 people, 40.09%)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (18 people, 7.76%)
  • High Blood Pressure (18 people, 7.76%)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (14 people, 6.03%)
  • Lymphoma (10 people, 4.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (60 people, 25.86%)
  • Prednisone (34 people, 14.66%)
  • Tylenol (27 people, 11.64%)
  • Actemra (27 people, 11.64%)
  • Benadryl (26 people, 11.21%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (78 people, 33.62%)
  • Pain (76 people, 32.76%)
  • Joint Pain (61 people, 26.29%)
  • Nausea (59 people, 25.43%)
  • Drug Ineffective (58 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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