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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 10,197 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

Rituxan (latest outcomes from 10,311 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Trend of rituxan reports

Rigors

Rigors (an episode of shaking or exaggerated shivering) (latest reports from 45,556 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.

Trend of Rigors reports

On Oct, 28, 2014: 10,197 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 455 people (4.46%) have Rigors.

Trend of Rigors in Rituxan reports

Time on Rituxan when people have Rigors * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rigors81.63%16.33%2.04%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Rigors when taking Rituxan * :

FemaleMale
Rigors42.32%57.68%

Age of people who have Rigors when taking Rituxan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rigors0.00%0.46%0.00%2.53%1.84%13.82%18.66%62.67%

Severity of Rigors when taking Rituxan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rigors0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Rigors ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (77 people, 16.92%)
  2. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (49 people, 10.77%)
  3. Lymphoma (39 people, 8.57%)
  4. B-cell lymphoma (13 people, 2.86%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (8 people, 1.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Benadryl (45 people, 9.89%)
  2. Tylenol (35 people, 7.69%)
  3. Allopurinol (34 people, 7.47%)
  4. Prednisone (34 people, 7.47%)
  5. Cyclophosphamide (32 people, 7.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 67 year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, and takes Methotrexate, Arava, Rituxan, Folic Acid, Famotidine, Multivitamin, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Atenolol, Aspirin, Omega-3)
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