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Review: could Rituxan cause Tuberculosis?

We study 10,194 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Tuberculosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Tuberculosis and more.

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Rituxan

Rituxan (latest outcomes from 10,304 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (a bacterial infection by mycobacterium tuberculosis) (latest reports from 26,741 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, hiv infection, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis.

On Aug, 31, 2014: 10,194 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 12 people (0.12%) have Tuberculosis. They amount to 0.04% of all the 26,741 people who have Tuberculosis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Tuberculosis in Rituxan reports

Time on Rituxan when people have Tuberculosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tuberculosis33.33%33.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Tuberculosis when taking Rituxan * :

FemaleMale
Tuberculosis60.00%40.00%

Age of people who have Tuberculosis when taking Rituxan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tuberculosis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%66.67%

Severity of Tuberculosis when taking Rituxan ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Tuberculosis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 25.00%)
  2. Hypertension (1 people, 8.33%)
  3. Osteoporosis (1 people, 8.33%)
  4. Hairy cell leukaemia (1 people, 8.33%)
  5. Asthma (1 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisolone (2 people, 16.67%)
  2. Vitamin b6 (2 people, 16.67%)
  3. Folic acid (2 people, 16.67%)
  4. Pulmicort (1 people, 8.33%)
  5. Amlodipine (1 people, 8.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • After undergoing chemo for Non-hodgkin's Lymphoma I have been getting severe leg cramps at night and sometimes during the day. Never had them before until beginning chemo. I now only receive rituxan every 8 weeks.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • I was on vincristine and cytoxin for lymphoma, followed up with rituxan. I started seeing changes in my hands (extra bone growth)now I have extra bone growth(spurs)in both feet

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • I have been choking on medication and food. I had a barium swallow test that showed a narrowing of the esophagus.

    Reply

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