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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 10,197 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 (latest outcomes from 10,311 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Trend of rituxan reports

Muscle spasms

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

Trend of Muscle spasms reports

On Oct, 28, 2014: 10,197 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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