Rituxan and Jc virus infection - from FDA reports


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 Coumadin, and have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma. This review analyzes which people have Jc virus infection with Rituxan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 20,197 people who have side effects when taking Rituxan from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 06, 2017

20,197 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 30 people (0.15%) 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: 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.

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