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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 10,200 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 has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 10,311 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 Mental status changes 14,041 patients)

On Dec, 1, 2014: 10,200 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 49 people (0.48%) have Mental Status Changes.

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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    (Asked by a 66 year old woman who has Mouth Ulcers, and takes Rituxan)
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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 ...
  • How do i at least try to get the psychiatrist doing my follow up assessment to consider the possibility that the mirena iud was the cause of the acute psychosis i experienced?
    (Asked by a 37 year old woman who has Acute Psychosis, Mental Status Changes, Sleep Disorder, and takes Mirena)
    I had a Mirena IUD inserted on December 9th. Insertion was fine (but I think I have a pretty high tolerance for pain); but things started going downhill fast. On December 15th I had a blackout drunken episode and in January I had two puffs of a marijuna joint and believe I went briefly Psycotic. ...
  • Do any of my medications cause peripheral neuropathy (1 answer)
    (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)
    Peripheral neuropathy started after my diagnosis and the initiation of the RA meds. My Rheumatologist says it is not associated with the meds BUT I find info on the net that disagrees. I think it is the med(s). I am interested in what experience others have had. Thanks K
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    (Asked by a 46 year old woman who has Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration, and takes Rituxan)
    One neurologist wants to use rituxan to help while the other neurologist says it is too risky and has terrible side effects. Has it helped PCD patients?

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