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Rituxan (Rituximab) - Respiratory Failure - Suspected Cause - Side Effect Reports

 
 



Index of reports > Cases with Respiratory Failure ()

Below is the selection of side effect reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Rituxan (Rituximab) where reactions include respiratory failure. The selected reports were submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year.

Possible Rituxan side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-15

Patient: male, weighing 91.7 kg (201.7 pounds)

Reactions: Pneumonia, Anaemia, Pancytopenia, Febrile Neutropenia, Respiratory Failure, Muscle Abscess, Thrombocytopenia, Cardiac Arrest

Adverse event resulted in: death, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan
    Dosage: 150 milligram
    Start date: 2012-05-14

Vidaza
    Dosage: 150 milligram
    Start date: 2012-05-14

Rituxan
    Start date: 2012-06-22

Vidaza
    Dosage: 150 milligram
    Start date: 2012-07-19
    End date: 2012-07-20

Rituxan
    Start date: 2012-07-19
    End date: 2012-07-20

Rituxan
    Dosage: 17.8571 milligram
    Start date: 2012-08-04

Other drugs received by patient: Procrit; Fluticasone Propionate; Folic Acid; Hydrocortisone-Pramoxine; Metoprolol Tartrate; Rosuvastatin; Meropenem; Vancomycin; Dextrose; Acetaminophen; Calcium + Vitamin D; Ciprofloxacin-Dexamethasone Otic; Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride; Filgrastim; Multi-Vitamins; Phenylephrine Hydrochloride; Acetaminophen; Naproxen; Whole Blood; Prednisone TAB; Vitamin B-12; Acetaminophen; Benazepril Hydrochloride; Augmentin '500'; Amlodipine; Omeprazole; Sodium Chloride



Possible Rituxan side effects in 75 year old male

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-05-17

Patient: 75 year old male

Reactions: Renal Failure, Respiratory Failure, Sepsis, Pulmonary Embolism

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan
    Indication: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Start date: 2012-03-13

Rituxan
    Start date: 2012-04-06

Rituxan
    Start date: 2012-03-27

Rituxan
    Start date: 2012-04-13



Possible Rituxan side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-04-20

Patient: male, weighing 68.1 kg (149.8 pounds)

Reactions: Chest Discomfort, Dyspnoea, Respiratory Failure, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Wheezing, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan
    Indication: non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-12-30

Treanda
    Indication: non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-12-30

Other drugs received by patient: Cardura; Ambien; Aspirin; Proair HFA; Advair Diskus 100 / 50



Possible Rituxan side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-04-12

Patient: male

Reactions: Chest Discomfort, Dyspnoea, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Respiratory Failure, Wheezing, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan
    Indication: non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-12-30

Treanda
    Indication: non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-12-30

Other drugs received by patient: Cardura; Advair Diskus 100 / 50; Aspirin; Proair HFA



Possible Rituxan side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-04-10

Patient: male

Reactions: Chest Discomfort, Respiratory Failure, Wheezing

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan



Possible Rituxan side effects in 63 year old female

Reported by a pharmacist from Canada on 2012-04-10

Patient: 63 year old female

Reactions: Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia, Respiratory Failure, Neutropenia, Cognitive Disorder, Thrombocytopenia, Leukopenia

Adverse event resulted in: death, life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan
    Dosage: (the patient received rituximab on 13 january 2012).
    Start date: 2011-12-30

Rituxan
    Dosage: (the patient received rituximab on 21 july 2011, 25 july 2011 and 27 july 2011).
    Indication: Epstein-Barr Virus Infection
    Start date: 2011-07-19

Other drugs received by patient: Proctosone; Cefazolin; Ceftazidime; Albuterol; Primaquine; Levofloxacin; Lansoprazole; Piperacillin and Tazobactam; Nabilone; Prednisone TAB; Hydromorphone HCL; Ipratropium Bromide; Clindamycin; Nystatin; Solu-Medrol



Possible Rituxan side effects in 71 year old female

Reported by a physician from Sweden on 2012-02-27

Patient: 71 year old female

Reactions: Respiratory Failure

Adverse event resulted in: death, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan

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