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 2 - 5 years, also take medication Coumadin, and have Depression.
We study 10,201 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 44 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.
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Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 10,312 Rituxan users)
Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 56,941 Muscle spasms patients)
On Jan, 2, 2015: 10,200 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 44 people (0.43%) have Muscle Spasms.
Time on Rituxan when people have Muscle spasms * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle spasms||16.67%||0.00%||0.00%||16.67%||50.00%||16.67%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Rituxan * :
|Muscle spasms||67.39%||32.61% |
Age of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Rituxan * :
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||7.89%||21.05%||15.79%||55.26% |
Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Rituxan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (14 people, 31.82%)
- Prothrombin level abnormal (12 people, 27.27%)
- Pain management (12 people, 27.27%)
- Non-hodgkin's lymphoma stage iii (12 people, 27.27%)
- Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (5 people, 11.36%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Coumadin (18 people, 40.91%)
- Aredia (14 people, 31.82%)
- Lasix (14 people, 31.82%)
- Zometa (14 people, 31.82%)
- Synthroid (14 people, 31.82%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Female...48...on synthroid, amlodipine, take a baby aspirin periodically and Hydrochlorothiazide about once or twice a month ( but I never take any of those medications at the same time)...I seem to have moderately severe muscle spasms at night after taking Hydrochlorothiazide in the daytime.
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