Review: could Rituxan cause Tuberculosis?
Summary: Tuberculosis could be caused by Rituxan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Prednisolone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 10,182 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.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 10,178 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 12 people (0.12%) have Tuberculosis. They amount to 0.05% of all the 26,408 people who have Tuberculosis on eHealthMe.
Time on Rituxan when people have Tuberculosis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
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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