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Rituxan

Rituximab is used to treat certain types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia).

What is Rituxan?

Generic Name: rituximab (ri TUX i mab)
Brand Names: Rituxan

Rituxan (rituximab) is an intravenous (IV) infusion that is a cancer prescription medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.

Uses of Rituxan:

It is a prescription medicine used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat the following conditions:

  • non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • chronic lymphocytic leukemia in adults.
  • rheumatoid arthritis in adults;
  • granulomatosis with polyangiitis.
  • microscopic polyangiitis
  • pemphigus Vulgaris in Adults.

Side effects of Rituxan:

  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Headache.
  • Dizziness.
  • Joint/muscle pain.
  • Weakness.
  • Flushing.

Consult your doctor immediately if any side effects occur, worsen, persist or any serious side effects occur.

Precautions

  • Make sure you are not allergic to Rituxan (rituximab).
  • Tell your doctor about your medical history.
  • Before going under surgery tell your doctor about the medication.
  • Before any vaccination, discuss with your doctor about your medication.
  • In pregnancy, Rituxan (rituximab) is not allowed.
  • Breastfeeding not allowed.

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