Review: could Rituxan cause Jc Virus Infection?


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 18,659 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. 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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Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 18,902 users)

Jc Virus Infection

Jc virus infection has been reported by people with systemic lupus erythematosus, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, multiple sclerosis, kidney transplant, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 459 Jc virus infection patients).

On Oct, 27, 2016

18,659 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:

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 (9 people, 30.00%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (3 people, 10.00%)
  • Hypertension (3 people, 10.00%)
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma (2 people, 6.67%)
  • Agitation (2 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (5 people, 16.67%)
  • Coumadin (5 people, 16.67%)
  • Cyclophosphamide (4 people, 13.33%)
  • Carboplatin (4 people, 13.33%)
  • Baclofen (4 people, 13.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (16 people, 53.33%)
  • Mental Status Changes (4 people, 13.33%)
  • General Physical Health Deterioration (4 people, 13.33%)
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (4 people, 13.33%)
  • Aphasia (4 people, 13.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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