Review: could Rituxan cause Jc Virus Infection?


Summary

Jc virus infection is found among people who take Rituxan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prednisone, and have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma . We study 10,131 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 27 have Jc virus infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Jc virus infection and more.

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Rituxan

Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in non-hodgkin's lymphoma. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 10,201 users)

Jc Virus Infection

Jc virus infection (latest reports from 293 Jc virus infection patients).

On Jul, 22, 2016

10,131 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 27 people (0.27%) have Jc Virus Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Jc virus infection?

Time on Rituxan when people have Jc Virus Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 21.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 21.43 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Jc Virus Infection when taking Rituxan *:

  • female: 65.38 %
  • male: 34.62 %

Age of people who have Jc Virus Infection when taking Rituxan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 8 %
  • 40-49: 8 %
  • 50-59: 4 %
  • 60+: 80 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (8 people)
  • Transplant Rejection (2 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (2 people)
  • Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (2 people)
  • Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (5 people)
  • Cytarabine (4 people)
  • Cyclophosphamide (4 people)
  • Coumadin (4 people)
  • Baclofen (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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