Review: could Rituxan cause Platelet count decreased?
This is a review of Platelet count decreased (Thrombocytopenia ) by studying 10,172 people who take Rituxan. We analyze: the time on Rituxan when people have Platelet count decreased, gender and age of these people, the severity of Platelet count decreased, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Rituxan. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Rituxan (latest outcomes from 10,284 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Commonly reported side effects of Rituxan include fever, agranulocytosis, neutropenia aggravated, hypotension, febrile neutropenia.
Platelet count decreased
Platelet count decreased (latest reports from 230,422 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 9,885 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 335 people (3.39%) have Platelet Count Decreased.
Time on Rituxan when people have Platelet count decreased * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Platelet count decreased||53.62%||44.20%||1.45%||0.72%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Rituxan * :
|Platelet count decreased||45.29%||54.71% |
Age of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Rituxan * :
|Platelet count decreased||0.00%||0.28%||0.28%||1.71%||3.70%||8.83%||20.80%||64.39% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (77 people, 22.99%)
- Mantle cell lymphoma (54 people, 16.12%)
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (46 people, 13.73%)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (39 people, 11.64%)
- Hyperuricaemia (36 people, 10.75%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Cyclophosphamide (94 people, 28.06%)
- Vincristine (61 people, 18.21%)
- Prednisone (54 people, 16.12%)
- Doxorubicin hcl (40 people, 11.94%)
- Leustatin (39 people, 11.64%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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for more than 2 years I have struggled with different side effects, one by one I eliminated vitamins or medications until recently all side effects are back to back. If I have a headache and back ache in the morning by the evening there are other side effects, they alternate on the daily. At this point I have consulted 2 Doctors, Urgent Care and ER, no one Doctor will remove this Implanon. I've been told the Doctor who put it in must take it out and I was insulting the Doctor by asking another one to remove it. My heart thumps out of my chest and I fear i have little time and I've gone so far as to trying to cut it out myself. I want this foreign device out of my system before it's too late!!!
Lyn on Jan, 22, 2014:
I can not believe what I have just read. You were describing me down to a tee. I have been having chronic headaches for 6 months with no let up. I have had scans and tried so many different medications that made me so ill. The final straw were the painful ulcers on my legs which caused me so much pain it was difficult to walk. I asked for my inplant to be removed I was refused saying that wasn't the cause. I have since Bern back and I am having it removed next week. I really hope it is the answer
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- Do any of my medications cause peripheral neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy started after my diagnosis and the initiation of the RA meds. My Rheumatologist says it is not associated with the meds BUT I find info on the net that disagrees. I think it is the med(s). I am interested in what experience others have had. Thanks K
- How does rituxan help pcd patients?
One neurologist wants to use rituxan to help while the other neurologist says it is too risky and has terrible side effects. Has it helped PCD patients?
- Pyrexia and one-alpha iv
she was treated for hypocalcemia with high PTH taking calcium per-os and iv,Renagel,trofocard,one-alpha iv.
after 5 days fever with shiver 2-3 times daily ,vomits,nausea
she took antibiotic therapy after positive gram - blood cultures (first E. coli,second another gram - microorganism )
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