Rituxan and Rigors - from FDA reports
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 18,539 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 has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 18,910 users)
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 69,892 Rigors patients).
On Jan, 31, 2017
18,539 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 709 people (3.82%) have Rigors
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Rituxan when people have Rigors *:
- < 1 month: 66.67 %
- 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
- 6 - 12 months: 5.56 %
- 1 - 2 years: 6.25 %
- 2 - 5 years: 4.86 %
- 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 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (102 people, 14.39%)
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (97 people, 13.68%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (63 people, 8.89%)
- Lymphoma (58 people, 8.18%)
- Burkitt Lymphoma (27 people, 3.81%)
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%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- 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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