Rituxan and Platelet count decreased - from FDA reports


Summary

Platelet count decreased is found among people who take Rituxan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma. This review analyzes which people have Platelet count decreased with Rituxan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 20,197 people who have side effects when taking Rituxan from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 01, 2017

20,197 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 1,015 people (5.03%) have Platelet Count Decreased


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Platelet count decreased?

Time on Rituxan when people have Platelet Count Decreased *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 43.51 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.05 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.76 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Platelet Count Decreased when taking Rituxan *:

  • female: 48.06 %
  • male: 51.94 %

Age of people who have Platelet Count Decreased when taking Rituxan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.26 %
  • 10-19: 1.45 %
  • 20-29: 2.91 %
  • 30-39: 3.96 %
  • 40-49: 8.72 %
  • 50-59: 19.15 %
  • 60+: 63.54 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (181 people, 17.83%)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (142 people, 13.99%)
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (99 people, 9.75%)
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (itp) (57 people, 5.62%)
  • Lymphoma (53 people, 5.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (154 people, 15.17%)
  • Cyclophosphamide (143 people, 14.09%)
  • Nplate (90 people, 8.87%)
  • Tylenol (74 people, 7.29%)
  • Decadron (69 people, 6.80%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • White Blood Cell Count Decreased (216 people, 21.28%)
  • Agranulocytosis (177 people, 17.44%)
  • Fatigue (170 people, 16.75%)
  • Fever (167 people, 16.45%)
  • Anaemia (147 people, 14.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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