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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 10,203 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

Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 10,315 Rituxan users)

Rigors

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.

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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