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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 10,200 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

Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 10,311 users)

Muscle spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.(latest reports from Muscle spasms 55,745 patients)

On Dec, 1, 2014: 10,200 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 44 people (0.43%) have Muscle Spasms.

Trend of Muscle spasms in Rituxan reports

Time on Rituxan when people have Muscle spasms * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle spasms16.67%0.00%0.00%16.67%50.00%16.67%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle spasms67.39%32.61%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle spasms0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.89%21.05%15.79%55.26%

Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Rituxan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle spasms0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle spasms0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (14 people, 31.82%)
  2. Prothrombin level abnormal (12 people, 27.27%)
  3. Pain management (12 people, 27.27%)
  4. Non-hodgkin's lymphoma stage iii (12 people, 27.27%)
  5. Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (5 people, 11.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Coumadin (18 people, 40.91%)
  2. Aredia (14 people, 31.82%)
  3. Lasix (14 people, 31.82%)
  4. Zometa (14 people, 31.82%)
  5. Synthroid (14 people, 31.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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