Rituxan and Platelet count decreased - from FDA reports
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 . We study 18,539 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA. Among them, 986 have Platelet count decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have Platelet count decreased and more.
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Platelet Count Decreased
Platelet count decreased has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, preventive health care, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 135,181 Platelet count decreased patients).
On Feb, 23, 2017
18,539 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 986 people (5.32%) have Platelet Count Decreased
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Rituxan when people have Platelet Count Decreased *:
- < 1 month: 50.81 %
- 1 - 6 months: 41.94 %
- 6 - 12 months: 4.03 %
- 1 - 2 years: 2.42 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.81 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Platelet Count Decreased when taking Rituxan *:
- female: 47.9 %
- male: 52.1 %
Age of people who have Platelet Count Decreased when taking Rituxan *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.27 %
- 10-19: 1.36 %
- 20-29: 2.85 %
- 30-39: 4.07 %
- 40-49: 8.55 %
- 50-59: 19.54 %
- 60+: 63.36 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (174 people, 17.65%)
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (138 people, 14.00%)
- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (99 people, 10.04%)
- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (itp) (54 people, 5.48%)
- Lymphoma (52 people, 5.27%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Prednisone (153 people, 15.52%)
- Cyclophosphamide (143 people, 14.50%)
- Nplate (89 people, 9.03%)
- Tylenol (72 people, 7.30%)
- Decadron (68 people, 6.90%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- White Blood Cell Count Decreased (212 people, 21.50%)
- Agranulocytosis (172 people, 17.44%)
- Fatigue (167 people, 16.94%)
- Fever (161 people, 16.33%)
- Anaemia (143 people, 14.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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