Could Rituxan cause Rigors - from FDA reports


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 18,661 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA. Among them, 709 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 Rituxan 18,905 users)

Rigors

Rigors (an episode of shaking or exaggerated shivering) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 69,843 Rigors patients).

On Nov, 23, 2016

18,661 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 709 people (3.8%) have Rigors


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Rigors?

Time on Rituxan when people have Rigors *:

  • < 1 month: 65.99 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.12 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.08 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Rigors when taking Rituxan *:

  • female: 43.07 %
  • male: 56.93 %

Age of people who have Rigors when taking Rituxan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.36 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.31 %
  • 30-39: 2.14 %
  • 40-49: 13.7 %
  • 50-59: 20.46 %
  • 60+: 61.03 %

Severity of Rigors **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Benadryl (97 people, 13.68%)
  • Tylenol (88 people, 12.41%)
  • Prednisone (41 people, 5.78%)
  • Cytoxan (40 people, 5.64%)
  • Decadron (37 people, 5.22%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (102 people, 14.39%)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (97 people, 13.68%)
  • Lymphoma (58 people, 8.18%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Fever (285 people, 40.20%)
  • Hypotension (124 people, 17.49%)
  • Fatigue (117 people, 16.50%)
  • Nausea (112 people, 15.80%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (84 people, 11.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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