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Review: could Rituxan cause Mental status changes?

We study 10,196 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

Rituxan (latest outcomes from 10,306 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Mental status changes

Mental status changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation) (latest reports from 112,677 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 31, 2014: 10,194 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 49 people (0.48%) have Mental Status Changes. They amount to 0.04% of all the 112,531 people who have Mental Status Changes on eHealthMe.

Trend of Mental status changes in Rituxan reports

Time on Rituxan when people have Mental status changes * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mental status changes58.82%41.18%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Mental status changes when taking Rituxan * :

FemaleMale
Mental status changes49.12%50.88%

Age of people who have Mental status changes when taking Rituxan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mental status changes0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.26%6.38%8.51%80.85%

Severity of Mental status changes when taking Rituxan ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Mental status changes ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (10 people, 20.41%)
  2. Prostate cancer metastatic (7 people, 14.29%)
  3. Bone disorder (6 people, 12.24%)
  4. Diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (5 people, 10.20%)
  5. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (4 people, 8.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (20 people, 40.82%)
  2. Vincristine (19 people, 38.78%)
  3. Aspirin (16 people, 32.65%)
  4. Lasix (14 people, 28.57%)
  5. Prednisone tab (12 people, 24.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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