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 10,203 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 10,315 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 45,608 Rigors patients)
On Mar, 4, 2015: 10,203 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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Hydroxyzine for a 41-year old woman with Generalised Anxiety Disorder. The patient has Dizziness Aggravated, Chills (felling of cold), Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body), Heart Rate Increased
- A study of drug interactions between Ibuprofen, Vitamin D, Metoprolol Tartrate, Pantoprazole, Losartan, Pravastatin Sodium, Topiramate for a 45-year old woman with Back Pain, Health, High Blood Pressure, Stomach Acid, Total Cholesterol, Seizures. The patient has Vertigo-associated Disorders, Aural Fullness, Eye Twitch, Chills, Headache - Migraine With Aura, Fatigue, Lump In The Neck, Restlessness, Weakness, Body Numbness, Confusion, Pressure Sore, Ringing In The Ears, Dizzy
- A study of side effects of Rituxan for a 33-year old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Loss Of Libido (loss of sexual urge)
- A study of side effects of Cellcept for a 21-year old woman with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. The patient has Chills (felling of cold), Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness, Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating), Fever, Sleepiness (excess sleeping), Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness), Diarrhoea, Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
- A study of drug interactions between Metformin, Victoza for a 35-year old woman with Diabetes. The patient has Dizziness, Nausea, Heart Palpitations, Breathing Difficulty, Chills, Diarrhea, Fatigue
Recent Rituxan related drug comparison:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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