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what are some of the longterm side effects of Rituxan

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 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 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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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
No different: No different than for other diseases. Ttp is life threatening and the treatment usually works.
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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 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
What SE?: What side effects (from rituximab)? About 25% of people will have an "infusion reaction" on initial dose with possible hives, shortness of breath, sh ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Uncertain what mmn?: I would like to help but need more information. Depending on the setting you can use rituxan (rituximab) to help certain conditions and sometimes ot ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
If you are having: A side effect of a medication you don't wait for it to go away you inform your physician IMMEDIATELY!!!!
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Can be safe: Can be safe if tests for tuberculosis and chest x-ray are normal and there are no major infections present. Side effects are increased susceptibility ... Read More
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