Review: could Rituxan cause Tuberculosis?
This is a review of Tuberculosis by studying 10,172 people who take Rituxan. We analyze: the time on Rituxan when people have Tuberculosis, gender and age of these people, the severity of Tuberculosis, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Rituxan. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Rituxan (latest outcomes from 10,284 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Commonly reported side effects of Rituxan include fever, agranulocytosis, neutropenia aggravated, hypotension, febrile neutropenia.
Tuberculosis (a bacterial infection by mycobacterium tuberculosis) (latest reports from 25,798 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, hiv infection, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 10,172 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 12 people (0.12%) have Tuberculosis.
Time on Rituxan when people have Tuberculosis * :
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Gender of people who have Tuberculosis when taking Rituxan * :
Age of people who have Tuberculosis when taking Rituxan * :
Severity of Tuberculosis when taking Rituxan ** :
How people recovered from Tuberculosis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 25.00%)
- Hypertension (1 people, 8.33%)
- Asthma (1 people, 8.33%)
- Hairy cell leukaemia (1 people, 8.33%)
- Osteoporosis (1 people, 8.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisolone (2 people, 16.67%)
- Vitamin b6 (2 people, 16.67%)
- Folic acid (2 people, 16.67%)
- Calcichew d3 (1 people, 8.33%)
- Bisoprolol fumarate (1 people, 8.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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