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 10,204 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.
You are not alone: join a support group for people who take Rituxan and have Jc virus infection >>>
Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 10,315 Rituxan users)
Jc virus infection
Jc virus infection has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, rheumatoid arthritis, kidney transplant. (latest reports from 298 Jc virus infection patients)
On Apr, 27, 2015: 10,204 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.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Get connected: join our support group of Rituxan and jc virus infection on
Do you have Jc Virus Infection while taking Rituxan?
You are not alone! Join a support group on :
- support group for people who take Rituxan and have Jc Virus Infection
- support group for people who take Rituxan
- support group for people who have Jc Virus Infection
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
Recent Rituxan related drug comparison:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.