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Review: could Rituxan cause Platelet count decreased?

We study 10,194 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 362 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 10,304 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Platelet count decreased

Platelet count decreased (latest reports from 242,052 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 10,193 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 340 people (3.34%) have Platelet Count Decreased. They amount to 0.14% of all the 242,542 people who have Platelet Count Decreased on eHealthMe.

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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