Review: could Rituxan cause Tuberculosis?
We study 10,193 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 (latest outcomes from 10,303 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Tuberculosis (a bacterial infection by mycobacterium tuberculosis) (latest reports from 26,706 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, hiv infection, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis.
On Jun, 27, 2014: 10,192 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 26,667 people who have Tuberculosis on eHealthMe.
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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 ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 25.00%)
- Hypertension (1 people, 8.33%)
- Osteoporosis (1 people, 8.33%)
- Hairy cell leukaemia (1 people, 8.33%)
- Asthma (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%)
- Pulmicort (1 people, 8.33%)
- Amlodipine (1 people, 8.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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