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Bendamustine And Rituxan Side Effects
I just started rituximab and bendamustine for follicular lymphoma. I have a headache. What can prescribed for that? Can I exercise during treatment?
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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 idea to seek input from outsiders unless you are unable to communicate with your oncology team.
Headaches are not uncommon during illness that creates stress and tension. A couple of Tylenols (acetaminophen) will take care of it provided you have informed Ur team. ...Read more
Bendamustine (inn, trade names treakisym, ribomustin, and treanda; also known as sdx-105) is a nitrogen mustard used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemias and lymphomas. It belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents. It is also being studied for ...Read more
How the treatment: rituxan (rituximab) and bendamustine (treanda) that treat lymphoma can help 93 years old man who just recover from TB? Thank you
Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or rituximab+bendamustine?
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 mobilize stem cells for transplant after these regimens. Bendamustine-r is a good program, and many centers would consolidate a good response with an autograft. ...Read more
I had a malt lymphoma treated with Bendamustine+rituximab. 6 months after the end of treatment 2 gastro revealed dysplasia and suggested gastroecotomy?
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. ...Read more
No different: No different than for other diseases. Ttp is life threatening and the treatment usually works. ...Read more
I have heard chemo has very bad side effects. My dad just had his first chemo with rituximab+chop. Its been 2 days and he's not that bad. Is that normal?
YEs: The first exposure to Rituximab frequently leads to allergic symptoms known as an anaphylactoid reaction. This may lead to red, itchy skin, wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, high or low blood pressure. This reaction usually does not happen with subsequent exposure. ...Read more
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), reactivation of hepatitis b infection with resulting liver damage in previously infected patients, and uncommon other serious bacterial, viral and fungal infections. ...Read more
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 which could be prevented or lessened by giving premedications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and steroids. Reactivation of hepatitis b, lowering resistance to infections, rapid destruction of tumor cells causing i'll effects to organs (tumor lysis) can also occur. ...Read more
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 afterwards except maybe fatigue (that is if they receive Rituximab by itself). It does suppress the b lymphocytes for months but usually that translates into nothing. Patients who have had heart pain or irregular heartbeats in the past may experience. Reed. ...Read more
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, shaking, etc. That is usually not a condition that persists after the infusion is completed. Other side effects can come from killing cancer cells quickly such as tumor lysis syndrome, or some more rare long term Rituximab side effects? ...Read more
Can people take rituximab drug as a treatment of mmn disease alongside IVIg drug as the doctor described and what are the side effects?
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 other meds are used. These are things to discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Dx w/RA & MALT NHL, severe feet swell, rash and extreme bone/joint pain after 2nd dose of Rituxan (rituximab). Will this go away? How long do side effects last??
If you are having: A side effect of a medication you don't wait for it to go away you inform your physician IMMEDIATELY!!!! ...Read more
What is typical frequency and duration of rituxin and bendamustine treatment for relapsed non-hodgkins lymphoma.?
D1, 2 q21d: Bendamustine (treanda) +/- Rituximab is typically given days 1 and 2 every 21 days for non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl). The dose and frequency are different in cll. Patients often need dose or cycle duration adjustment based on their prior therapies, age, etc. Ref: http://www. Treanda. Com. ...Read more
I m suffering from r. Arthritis after using all the drugs my doctor is now recommending mabthera (rituximab). Wat r its side effects? Is it safe 4 me?
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 to infection and slight increase in risk of cancer. The other side effects are less common, but are similar to those found with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors/blockers. ...Read more
Neupogen can increase WBC after late onset neutropenia (LON). Any prescription that gives long term prevention of the LON side effect after Rituximab?
Unknown: Rituxan (rituximab) has been assigned to pregnancy category c by the fda. Animal studies have not been conducted. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. There are no data on whether Rituxan (rituximab) can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman.. Postmarketing data indicate that b-cell lymphocytopenia generally lasting less than six months can occur in infants exposed to Rituxan (rituximab) in utero. ...Read more
Median half life 32d: The median half life of Rituxan (rituximab) is 32 days. It takes approximately 5 half-lives before a drug is considered "gone" from the system. Therefore a median time-period would be 160 days from completion of treatment. Remember measurement of drug in the system is not the same as the side-effect of the drug or the length of time the lymphocyte population is affected. ...Read more
You may: I see no attached details but depending on you diagnosis that may be the medication your physician advised. Find out the reasons, sides effects and expected benefits whenever you take a medication ...Read more
Quite Effective: Rituxan (rituximab) (a monoclonal antibody against b-cells) is approved by the fda for treatment of patients with wegener's granulomatosis and microscopic polyangiitis and has a complete remission rate of about 64% after 6 months of therapy together with steroids. It works just as well as Cytoxan chemotherapy, the standard treatment it was compared to, with no major differences in overall side effects ...Read more
Good: For patients under the age of 40, the two year disease-free survival rate is 70%. And since there are few late relapses in BL due to its aggressiveness, this usually is equivalent to a cure. Patients who do relapse can undergo salvage chemotherapy followed by stem cell transplantation (if a donor can be found). ...Read more
Not really: Rituxan (rituximab) is used to treat certain cancers as well as other non-cancer conditions. In the oncology world, we don't think of it as "chemotherapy" because it is a monoclonal antibody that is selective. We use the term chemotherapy for drugs that non-specifically kill fast-growing cells. We call Rituxan (rituximab) a biologic therapy, not chemotherapy. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Used for lymphoma: Rituxan (rituximab) was one of the first monoclonals to be used to treat lymphoma having failed chemo. Rituxan (rituximab) which is a mAb targeting CD20, a marker on lymphomas and normal WBC induces ADCC tumor kill on all cells with the markers. Patients manage since the normal WBC's are regenerated in the marrow from precursor cells so count remains normal. Marked improvement in survival of lymphoma now seen. ...Read more
Rituximab: Progressive multi focal leukoencephalopathy (PML) can be associated with Rituximab treatment and with other drugs which cause immunosuppression. It is s rare complication. In one study 52 cases were reported in patients with lymphoma and other myeloproliferative diseases. The incidence was less than 1%. However the drug is being used more and more and the incidence may increase. ...Read more
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