Review: could Rituxan cause Mental Status Changes?


Mental status changes is found among people who take Rituxan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prednisone, 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, 72 have Mental status changes. Find out below who they are, when they have Mental status changes and more.

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Mental Status Changes

Mental status changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation) has been reported by people with pain, depression, multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 19,524 Mental status changes patients).

On Oct, 20, 2016

18,659 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 72 people (0.39%) have Mental Status Changes

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Mental status changes?

Time on Rituxan when people have Mental Status Changes *:

  • < 1 month: 45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Mental Status Changes when taking Rituxan *:

  • female: 47.14 %
  • male: 52.86 %

Age of people who have Mental Status Changes when taking Rituxan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.64 %
  • 40-49: 10.91 %
  • 50-59: 12.73 %
  • 60+: 72.73 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (15 people, 20.83%)
  • Prostate Cancer Metastatic (7 people, 9.72%)
  • Bone Disorder (7 people, 9.72%)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (6 people, 8.33%)
  • Lymphoma (5 people, 6.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (23 people, 31.94%)
  • Vincristine (20 people, 27.78%)
  • Lasix (19 people, 26.39%)
  • Zometa (14 people, 19.44%)
  • Cytoxan (12 people, 16.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pneumonia (23 people, 31.94%)
  • Pyrexia (22 people, 30.56%)
  • Hypotension (22 people, 30.56%)
  • Dyspnoea (21 people, 29.17%)
  • Asthenia (21 people, 29.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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