Could Rituxan cause Vertigo - from FDA reports


Summary

Vertigo 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 Prednisone., and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 18,661 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA. Among them, 498 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

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Rituxan

Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 18,905 users)

Vertigo

Vertigo has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, osteoporosis, pain (latest reports from 271,670 Vertigo patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

18,661 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 498 people (2.67%) have Vertigo


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Vertigo?

Time on Rituxan when people have Vertigo *:

  • < 1 month: 53.85 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.59 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.59 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.59 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.2 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Vertigo when taking Rituxan *:

  • female: 68.24 %
  • male: 31.76 %

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Rituxan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.52 %
  • 20-29: 3.41 %
  • 30-39: 4.46 %
  • 40-49: 10.24 %
  • 50-59: 25.98 %
  • 60+: 55.38 %

Severity of Vertigo **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 75 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone. (103 people, 20.68%)
  • Acetaminophen. (98 people, 19.68%)
  • Methylprednisolone. (82 people, 16.47%)
  • Diphenhydramine Hcl (81 people, 16.27%)
  • Tylenol (79 people, 15.86%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Rituxan, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (38 people, 7.63%)
  • Pain (30 people, 6.02%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (147 people, 29.52%)
  • Fatigue (132 people, 26.51%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (120 people, 24.10%)
  • Weakness (108 people, 21.69%)
  • Hypotension (104 people, 20.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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