Could Rituxan cause Tuberculosis - from FDA reports
Tuberculosis is found among people who take Rituxan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Actemra, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 18,539 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA. Among them, 16 have Tuberculosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Tuberculosis and more.
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Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 18,907 users)
Tuberculosis (a bacterial infection by mycobacterium tuberculosis) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, hiv infection (latest reports from 9,985 Tuberculosis patients).
On Jan, 05, 2017
18,539 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 16 people (0.09%) have Tuberculosis
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Rituxan when people have Tuberculosis *:
- < 1 month: 50 %
- 1 - 6 months: 25 %
- 6 - 12 months: 25 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Tuberculosis when taking Rituxan *:
- female: 69.23 %
- male: 30.77 %
Age of people who have Tuberculosis when taking Rituxan *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 0.0 %
- 40-49: 11.11 %
- 50-59: 11.11 %
- 60+: 77.78 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (7 people, 43.75%)
- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (2 people, 12.50%)
- Pemphigus (1 person, 6.25%)
- High Blood Pressure (1 person, 6.25%)
- Asthma (1 person, 6.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Vitamin B6 (2 people, 12.50%)
- Methotrexate (2 people, 12.50%)
- Folic Acid (2 people, 12.50%)
- Cimzia (2 people, 12.50%)
- Actemra (2 people, 12.50%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Drug Ineffective (5 people, 31.25%)
- High Blood Pressure (3 people, 18.75%)
- Malaise (2 people, 12.50%)
- Diarrhea (2 people, 12.50%)
- Abdominal Discomfort (2 people, 12.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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