Rituxan and Mental status changes - from FDA reports
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 Bone disorder. This review analyzes which people have Mental status changes with Rituxan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 21,938 people who have side effects when taking Rituxan from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Oct, 11, 2017
21,938 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 75 people (0.34%) have Mental status changes
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Rituxan when people have Mental status changes *:
- < 1 month: 42.86 %
- 1 - 6 months: 47.62 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 9.52 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Mental status changes when taking Rituxan *:
- female: 47.95 %
- male: 52.05 %
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: 3.45 %
- 40-49: 10.34 %
- 50-59: 15.52 %
- 60+: 70.69 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Prostate Cancer Metastatic (7 people, 9.33%)
- Bone Disorder (7 people, 9.33%)
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (6 people, 8.00%)
- Multiple Myeloma (5 people, 6.67%)
- Lymphoma (5 people, 6.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Prednisone (23 people, 30.67%)
- Lasix (20 people, 26.67%)
- Zometa (14 people, 18.67%)
- Cytoxan (12 people, 16.00%)
- Aspirin (12 people, 16.00%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Hypotension (27 people, 36.00%)
- Fatigue (27 people, 36.00%)
- Fever (26 people, 34.67%)
- Pneumonia (23 people, 30.67%)
- Breathing Difficulty (21 people, 28.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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I am 50 years old and have been on rituxan for 8 months with 4 treatments so far. Last night I was diagnosed with diverticulitis at the er. I am interested in hearing other people's experiences and what they are doing for preventative steps to avoid future episodes of diverticulitis.
I have Lupus/Rheumatoid Arthritis and my consultant recommended I take two courses of rituximab. The first infusion was in early June with he second at the end of June. All seemed fine until October when my period failed to show up and hasn't thus far - any one else experience the same?
Am what they call a wine sampler a sip here a sip there, buy the end of the night it's about a glass of wine. On October 19 I received my first infusion of rituxan / and the second November 02 . Is it safe now . Or should I stick to water . Am not a big drinker but like to taste on the holidays .
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I had my second infusion on 4/12 and Thursday I got a rash all over my body. The rash is very uncomfortable and Benadryl, cool showers, and cold compresses does not help. Does anyone have a good treatment?