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 10,201 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 has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 10,313 Rituxan users)
Platelet count decreased
Platelet count decreased has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. (latest reports from 41,017 Platelet count decreased patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 10,201 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 340 people (3.33%) 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||54.29%||43.57%||1.43%||0.71%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Rituxan * :
|Platelet count decreased||45.34%||54.66% |
Age of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Rituxan * :
|Platelet count decreased||0.00%||0.28%||0.28%||1.69%||3.66%||8.73%||21.13%||64.23% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (77 people, 22.65%)
- Mantle cell lymphoma (54 people, 15.88%)
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (46 people, 13.53%)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (39 people, 11.47%)
- Hyperuricaemia (36 people, 10.59%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Cyclophosphamide (95 people, 27.94%)
- Vincristine (61 people, 17.94%)
- Prednisone (56 people, 16.47%)
- Doxorubicin hcl (40 people, 11.76%)
- Neutrogin (39 people, 11.47%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Hope you're doing well. If you are still having trouble with specific chemo drugs, you might want to look into a new oral pill, specifically targeted to the B cells of CLL. Its called Ibrutinib. Very impressive results in trials, and FDA approved this year. I haven't been on it very long, but I've little side effects and am feeling more energy overall. Youtube has some stuff on it also. Good Luck!
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