Drug Safety Information for RITUXAN (Rituximab)

Safety-related Labeling Changes for RITUXAN (RITUXIMAB) Biological Drug: FDA Link

Adverse Drug Reactions for RITUXAN* (Rituximab)

These charts and graphs are based on reports received through the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) program (see below).

Top 20 Adverse Effects Associated with RITUXAN
(reported in FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

  Side Effect # of FDA Reports
1Death2956
2Pyrexia2576
3Neutropenia2391
4Febrile neutropenia2266
5Pneumonia1906
6Dyspnoea1642
7Thrombocytopenia1564
8Nausea1462
9Anaemia1385
10Fatigue1357
11Diarrhoea1301
12Sepsis1276
13Infection1250
14Drug ineffective1247
15Vomiting1117
16Infusion related reaction1046
17Hypotension986
18Asthenia957
19Disease progression945
20Arthralgia939

* This side effect also appears in "Top 10 Side Effects of RITUXAN " in the drug's Review Summary based on AskaPatient reviews.

Top 10 Reasons for Taking RITUXAN
(associated with FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

Reason # of FDA Reports
1Rheumatoid arthritis27684
2Non-hodgkin's lymphoma12688
3Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia12478
4Diffuse large b-cell lymphoma11065
5B-cell lymphoma9027
6Product used for unknown indication8668
7Lymphoma5403
8Mantle cell lymphoma4943
9Systemic lupus erythematosus2840
10Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura1354

*Also a top-10 reason in AskaPatient Review Summary.


Types of Adverse Events for RITUXAN

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 151400


Number of FDA Adverse Event Reports by Patient Age for RITUXAN

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 151400*


* Reports for drugs with the same active ingredients have been aggregated in this analysis: Rituximab (Rituxan, Mabthera)

Charts are based on 151400 reports filed with the FDA between 2004 and June 2015.

Adverse Event Reports are submitted to the FDA by pharmaceutical companies (mandatory reporting is required by manufacturers, distributors, or importers), health care providers such as doctors (voluntary reporting), and by patients themselves (voluntary reporting). More Information on FDA MedWatch (FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program)Voluntary reporting takes place under the FDA's MedWatch program, where health care professionals and consumers submit reports to FDA when they find a problem with a drug, medical device, biologic, or other FDA-regulated product. An adverse event is any undesirable experience or extreme side effect associated with the use of a medical product. Adverse events include: death, life threatening event, hospitalization, disability or permanent damage, congenital anomaly or birth defect, medical product use requiring a surgical or other intervention, or other serious medical situation believed to be caused by the drug.

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Analytics of FDA Adverse Event Reports Provided by Druginformer.com. FDA Drug Safety Information, including safety-related labeling updates, required post-approval safety studies, risk evaluation management strategies (REMS), alerts, and recalls are compiled by AskaPatient.com from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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