Review: could Rituxan cause Muscle Spasms?


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 Coumadin, and have Depression . We study 12,688 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 60 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 non-hodgkin's lymphoma. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 12,348 users)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, weakness, high blood pressure (latest reports from 64,346 Muscle spasms patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

12,688 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 60 people (0.47%) have Muscle Spasms


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Rituxan when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 40 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 69.49 %
  • male: 30.51 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 6.38 %
  • 40-49: 19.15 %
  • 50-59: 21.28 %
  • 60+: 53.19 %

Severity if Muscle Spasms when taking Rituxan **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Muscle Spasms **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (13 people)
  • Prothrombin Level Abnormal (12 people)
  • Pain Management (12 people)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Stage Iii (12 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Coumadin (18 people)
  • Synthroid (15 people)
  • Lasix (15 people)
  • Zometa (14 people)
  • Aredia (14 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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