Rituxan and Jc virus infection - from FDA reports
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 Coumadin, and have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma . We study 18,539 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA. Among them, 30 have Jc virus infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Jc virus infection and more.
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Jc Virus Infection
Jc virus infection has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, kidney transplant, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 459 Jc virus infection patients).
On Feb, 17, 2017
18,539 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 30 people (0.16%) have Jc Virus Infection
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Rituxan when people have Jc Virus Infection *:
- < 1 month: 14.29 %
- 1 - 6 months: 35.71 %
- 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
- 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: 70.37 %
- male: 29.63 %
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 (11 people, 36.67%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (3 people, 10.00%)
- High Blood Pressure (3 people, 10.00%)
- Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (2 people, 6.67%)
- Agranulocytosis (2 people, 6.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Prednisone (5 people, 16.67%)
- Coumadin (5 people, 16.67%)
- Spiriva (4 people, 13.33%)
- Cytarabine (4 people, 13.33%)
- Albuterol (4 people, 13.33%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (16 people, 53.33%)
- Stroke (4 people, 13.33%)
- Speech Impairment (adult) (4 people, 13.33%)
- General Physical Health Deterioration (4 people, 13.33%)
- Confusion (4 people, 13.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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