Review: could Rituxan cause Mental status changes?
Summary: 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 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma.
We study 10,203 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 49 have Mental status changes. Find out below who they are, when they have Mental status changes and more.
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Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 10,315 Rituxan users)
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, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 14,041 Mental status changes patients)
On Mar, 28, 2015: 10,203 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 49 people (0.48%) have Mental Status Changes.
Time on Rituxan when people have Mental status changes * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Mental status changes||58.82%||41.18%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Mental status changes when taking Rituxan * :
|Mental status changes||49.12%||50.88% |
Age of people who have Mental status changes when taking Rituxan * :
|Mental status changes||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.26%||6.38%||8.51%||80.85% |
Severity of Mental status changes when taking Rituxan ** :
How people recovered from Mental status changes ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (10 people, 20.41%)
- Prostate cancer metastatic (7 people, 14.29%)
- Bone disorder (6 people, 12.24%)
- Diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (5 people, 10.20%)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (4 people, 8.16%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (20 people, 40.82%)
- Vincristine (19 people, 38.78%)
- Aspirin (16 people, 32.65%)
- Lasix (14 people, 28.57%)
- Prednisone tab (12 people, 24.49%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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