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A 23-year-old female asked:

My husband receives rituxan (rituximab) maintenance treatments forcancer,had a sexual encounter and thecondom broke,what r the birth defect risks?whatshouldwedo?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Not known: According to the manufacturer, rituxan (rituximab) is considered Pregnancy Category 'C' -- this means: 'Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available OR neither animal nor human studies done.' I know that's not much help; what I would advise is if you do become pregnant, please discuss this with your OB ASAP.
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