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Review: could Rituxan cause Platelet count decreased (Thrombocytopenia )?

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 Cyclophosphamide, and have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma.

We study 10,197 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 340 have Platelet count decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have Platelet count decreased and more.

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Rituxan

Rituxan (latest outcomes from 10,310 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Trend of rituxan reports

Platelet count decreased

Platelet count decreased (latest reports from 237,987 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

Trend of Platelet count decreased reports

On Oct, 26, 2014: 10,196 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 340 people (3.33%) have Platelet Count Decreased.

Trend of Platelet count decreased in Rituxan reports

Time on Rituxan when people have Platelet count decreased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Platelet count decreased54.29%43.57%1.43%0.71%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Rituxan * :

FemaleMale
Platelet count decreased45.34%54.66%

Age of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Rituxan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Platelet count decreased0.00%0.28%0.28%1.69%3.66%8.73%21.13%64.23%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (77 people, 22.65%)
  2. Mantle cell lymphoma (54 people, 15.88%)
  3. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (46 people, 13.53%)
  4. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (39 people, 11.47%)
  5. Hyperuricaemia (36 people, 10.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cyclophosphamide (95 people, 27.94%)
  2. Vincristine (61 people, 17.94%)
  3. Prednisone (56 people, 16.47%)
  4. Doxorubicin hcl (40 people, 11.76%)
  5. Neutrogin (39 people, 11.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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