Rituxan and Muscle spasms - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle spasms is found among people who take Rituxan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 18,539 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA. Among them, 140 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Rituxan

Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 18,910 users)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,120 Muscle spasms patients).

On Feb, 23, 2017

18,539 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 140 people (0.76%) have Muscle Spasms


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Rituxan when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 21.43 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 21.43 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.57 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Rituxan *:

  • female: 71.01 %
  • male: 28.99 %

Age of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Rituxan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.9 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 6.31 %
  • 40-49: 18.92 %
  • 50-59: 21.62 %
  • 60+: 52.25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (43 people, 30.71%)
  • Pain (24 people, 17.14%)
  • Depression (16 people, 11.43%)
  • Prothrombin Level Abnormal (12 people, 8.57%)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Stage Iii (12 people, 8.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (22 people, 15.71%)
  • Coumadin (21 people, 15.00%)
  • Lasix (19 people, 13.57%)
  • Synthroid (18 people, 12.86%)
  • Ambien (17 people, 12.14%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (42 people, 30.00%)
  • Pain (37 people, 26.43%)
  • Weakness (36 people, 25.71%)
  • Joint Pain (33 people, 23.57%)
  • Weight Decreased (31 people, 22.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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