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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 10,197 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 26 have Jc virus infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Jc virus infection and more.
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Rituxan (latest outcomes from 10,311 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Jc virus infection
Jc virus infection (latest reports from 298 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, kidney transplant.
On Oct, 29, 2014: 10,197 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 26 people (0.25%) have Jc Virus Infection.
Time on Rituxan when people have Jc virus infection * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Jc virus infection||26.67%||33.33%||0.00%||6.67%||13.33%||20.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Jc virus infection when taking Rituxan * :
|Jc virus infection||62.96%||37.04% |
Age of people who have Jc virus infection when taking Rituxan * :
|Jc virus infection||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||7.69%||7.69%||7.69%||76.92% |
Severity of Jc virus infection when taking Rituxan ** :
How people recovered from Jc virus infection ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (8 people, 30.77%)
- Transplant rejection (3 people, 11.54%)
- Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (3 people, 11.54%)
- Hypertension (2 people, 7.69%)
- Agitation (2 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (5 people, 19.23%)
- Coumadin (4 people, 15.38%)
- Spiriva (4 people, 15.38%)
- Baclofen (4 people, 15.38%)
- Cyclophosphamide (4 people, 15.38%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Peripheral neuropathy started after my diagnosis and the initiation of the RA meds. My Rheumatologist says it is not associated with the meds BUT I find info on the net that disagrees. I think it is the med(s). I am interested in what experience others have had. Thanks K
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