Review: could Rituxan cause Rigors?


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 Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia . We study 17,867 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 692 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 18,110 users)

Rigors

Rigors (an episode of shaking or exaggerated shivering) has been reported by people with fever, pain, chills, weakness, febrile neutropenia (latest reports from 68,079 Rigors patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

17,867 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 692 people (3.87%) have Rigors


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Rigors?

Time on Rituxan when people have Rigors *:

  • < 1 month: 67.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.31 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.96 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Rigors when taking Rituxan *:

  • female: 42.66 %
  • male: 57.34 %

Age of people who have Rigors when taking Rituxan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.37 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.38 %
  • 30-39: 2.01 %
  • 40-49: 13.71 %
  • 50-59: 20.29 %
  • 60+: 61.24 %

Severity if Rigors when taking Rituxan **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (95 people, 13.73%)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (86 people, 12.43%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (57 people, 8.24%)
  • Lymphoma (57 people, 8.24%)
  • B-Cell Lymphoma (26 people, 3.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Benadryl (93 people, 13.44%)
  • Tylenol (86 people, 12.43%)
  • Vincristine (48 people, 6.94%)
  • Prednisone (41 people, 5.92%)
  • Diphenhydramine Hcl (40 people, 5.78%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pyrexia (277 people, 40.03%)
  • Nausea (108 people, 15.61%)
  • Fatigue (104 people, 15.03%)
  • Hypotension (91 people, 13.15%)
  • Dyspnoea (80 people, 11.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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