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bendamustine and rituxan side effects

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Doyou not have acces: I am sure you have access to your Oncologist or chemotherapy nurse. They are happy to address any problems and prescribe medication. It is not a good ... Read More

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not sure: Rituximab and bendamustine are treatments for certain types of lymphoma. They are not used to treat tuberculosis. Is there some confusion with what ha ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
There is no: Definitive answer to your question. Studies have compared the strategies you mention. The high dose ara-c arm was closed because it was difficult to ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Can't say: This is far too complex a problem to expect an answer on a forum like this. Speak with the doctor(s) treating you. Good luck.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Risk/benefit: Rituximab has many potential side effects, some of them serious or life threatening: sever allergic reaction, heart arrythmia, profound immunosuppress ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: R-chop is a generally well tolerated chemotherapy regimen. Rituximab can lead to allergic-type reactions with the first dose. Hair loss will begin abo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
YEs: The first exposure to Rituximab frequently leads to allergic symptoms known as an anaphylactoid reaction. This may lead to red, itchy skin, wheezing, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not common: The long-term side effects are uncommon though can be serious. These include: low immunoglobulin levels, pml (brain infection caused by jc virus), rea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Mostly infusion rxns: Rituxan is given intravenously slowly at first to look for common immediate reactions like chills, fever, shakes, itching, hives, headache all of whic ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely.: What side effects do you speak of? Most side effects of Rituximab occur during the infusion itself; I have very few folks complain of anything afterwa ... Read More

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