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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

Rituxan (latest outcomes from 10,310 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Trend of rituxan reports

Jc virus infection

Jc virus infection (latest reports from 1,427 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.

Trend of Jc virus infection in Rituxan reports

Time on Rituxan when people have Jc virus infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Jc virus infection26.67%33.33%0.00%6.67%13.33%20.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Jc virus infection when taking Rituxan * :

FemaleMale
Jc virus infection62.96%37.04%

Age of people who have Jc virus infection when taking Rituxan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Jc virus infection0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.69%7.69%7.69%76.92%

Severity of Jc virus infection when taking Rituxan ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Jc virus infection ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (8 people, 30.77%)
  2. Transplant rejection (3 people, 11.54%)
  3. Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (3 people, 11.54%)
  4. Hypertension (2 people, 7.69%)
  5. Agitation (2 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (5 people, 19.23%)
  2. Coumadin (4 people, 15.38%)
  3. Spiriva (4 people, 15.38%)
  4. Baclofen (4 people, 15.38%)
  5. Cyclophosphamide (4 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Treated with 3 courses of R-CHOP plus radiotherapy for Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of orbit of eye in 2010. In complete remission until 2014 then relapse of genetically identical tumor in maxillary sinus. Recently have received 3 courses of R-ICE. During the past week I have had a cardiac ECHO ...

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    (Asked by a 67 year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, and takes Methotrexate, Arava, Rituxan, Folic Acid, Famotidine, Multivitamin, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Atenolol, Aspirin, Omega-3)
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