Review: could Rituxan cause Rigors?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 10,172 people who take Rituxan. Among them, 455 have Rigors. See who they are, when they have Rigors and more. This review is 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.
Rigors (an episode of shaking or exaggerated shivering) (latest reports from 244,667 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.
On Feb, 14, 2014: 9,885 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 447 people (4.52%) have Rigors.
Time on Rituxan when people have Rigors * :
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Gender of people who have Rigors when taking Rituxan * :
Age of people who have Rigors when taking Rituxan * :
Severity of Rigors when taking Rituxan ** :
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How people recovered from Rigors ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (75 people, 16.78%)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (49 people, 10.96%)
- Lymphoma (37 people, 8.28%)
- B-cell lymphoma (13 people, 2.91%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (8 people, 1.79%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Benadryl (45 people, 10.07%)
- Tylenol (35 people, 7.83%)
- Prednisone (34 people, 7.61%)
- Allopurinol (33 people, 7.38%)
- Vincristine (32 people, 7.16%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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