Review: could Rituxan cause Rigors (Chills)?
Summary: Rigors 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 Benadryl, 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, 455 have Rigors. Find out below who they are, when they have Rigors and more.
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Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 10,312 Rituxan users)
Rigors (an episode of shaking or exaggerated shivering) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 45,587 Rigors patients)
On Feb, 1, 2015: 10,201 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 455 people (4.46%) have Rigors.
Time on Rituxan when people have Rigors * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Rigors when taking Rituxan * :
Age of people who have Rigors when taking Rituxan * :
Severity of Rigors when taking Rituxan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Rigors ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (77 people, 16.92%)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (49 people, 10.77%)
- Lymphoma (39 people, 8.57%)
- B-cell lymphoma (13 people, 2.86%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (8 people, 1.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Benadryl (45 people, 9.89%)
- Tylenol (35 people, 7.69%)
- Allopurinol (34 people, 7.47%)
- Prednisone (34 people, 7.47%)
- Cyclophosphamide (32 people, 7.03%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Treated with 3 courses of R-CHOP plus radiotherapy for Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of orbit of eye in 2010. In complete remission until 2014 then relapse of genetically identical tumor in maxillary sinus. Recently have received 3 courses of R-ICE. During the past week I have had a cardiac ECHO which showed aortic stenosis. I also had an episode of hypotension and bradycardia lasting about a day during one the RICE treatments.
- Are there any otc medications that can ease stomach pain caused by the use of colchicine (1 answer)
My boyfriend has gout and with severe attacks he takes his prescribed Colchine.
He is experiencing severe stomach pain and now has chills. I suggested that he may have taken too much of it and now he just wants immediate relief of his stomach pain......any suggestions or feedback from anyone with gout using Colchicine would be appreciated .
- Do any of my medications cause peripheral neuropathy (1 answer)
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?
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From this study (3 years ago):
1st chemo rx 10/5 - 10/7 along with allopurinol - completed allopurinol 10/26 became symptomatic 10/31 hospitalized 11/3 - 11/6, 11/7 rash become more severe - complete skin exfoliation several layers at a time - still experiencing some skin turnover. 2nd chemo - treanda only 12/5 & 12/6 presents with 99.5 fever and chills, trembling (shivering) 2 220 mg alleve - symptoms subsided to some degree. scheduled for rituxan tomorrow - afraid of possible outcome - oh and no cancer cells noted after 1st chemo rx.
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