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I want to get my tattoo finished but am taking methotrexate and rituxan (rituximab) at the moment, will it cause problems?

I want to get my tattoo finished but am taking methotrexate and rituxan (rituximab) at the moment, will it cause problems?

Yes: The risk of infections, especially skin infections, is increased on those medications. It would be wise to avoid getting a tattoo while on them. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Why do I get the shakes during rituximab infusion?

Why do I get the shakes during rituximab infusion?

.: It's likely a reaction to the Rituximab infusion like an allergic reaction. This could possibly be prevented next time if they infuse the Rituximab slower. ...Read more

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How often do people on "rituximab" show pml symptoms, while being treated for ttp? Does it worth to take the risk? Please answer as quick as poss.

Extremely rare issue: Pml is beyond rare and generally occurs only when t cell and b cell agents are used at the same time although it can occur with Rituxan (rituximab) alone. Yes it is worth the risk. ...Read more

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I got kidney transplant in 2010, last month it was rejected, had 10 plasma xchange n 2 dose of rituximab injection, now its normal, when I can get concive?

I got kidney transplant in 2010, last month it was rejected, had 10 plasma xchange n 2 dose of rituximab injection, now its normal, when I can get concive?

Fairly risky: Pregnancy is possible for a female kidney transplant recipient whose kidney function is good and stable. Yet, it is still considered a high risk pregnancy for both the mother and the fetus. Although you may be capable of conceiving now, it would be unwise to do so until your function stablizes at a good level for at least 6 - 12 months. ...Read more

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Will you lose your hair if you get rituximab injection?

Will you lose your hair if you get rituximab injection?

Uncommon: It is uncommon to lose hair with Rituximab therapy. It can affect the immune system so theoretically, it can indirectly cause hair loss. However, I have never seen hair loss from Rituximab infusions. So my final answer would be unlikely. ...Read more

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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

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I am planning to take Rituximab for Rheumatoid Arthritis but my red blood cell count is very low. Does Rituximab helps to increase blood count also?

I am planning to take Rituximab for Rheumatoid Arthritis but my red blood cell count is very low. Does Rituximab helps to increase blood count also?

See below: First, find out what causes your anemia. If your anemia is caused by chronic inflammation such as RA, treating the underlying etiology for anemia by Rituximab will eventually lead to an increase red blood cell count. If your anemia is caused autoimmune-medicated hemolysis, Rituximab can also help increase red cell counts. But, Rituximab itself does not have direct effect on red cell production. ...Read more

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Could I need rituximab (rituxan) read details please?

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

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How effective is rituxan (rituximab) for treating wegener's disease?

How effective is rituxan (rituximab) for treating wegener's disease?

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

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What is the cure rate of burkitt's lymhphoma with codox-m-ivac and rituximab?

What is the cure rate of burkitt's lymhphoma with codox-m-ivac and rituximab?

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

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Is rituxan (rituximab) considered a chemotherapy drug?

Is rituxan (rituximab) considered a chemotherapy drug?

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

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Why im losing my hair since I started using rituximab?

Don't know: Hair loss is not a common side effect of rituximab, but it is a potent medication. Other chemotherapeutic agents that you received weeks to months ago may be responsible for you hair loss. ...Read more

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Any side effects from rituxan (rituximab) therapy?

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

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Can rituxan (rituximab) treat my hairy cell leukemia?

Can rituxan (rituximab) treat my hairy cell leukemia?

Generally, yes: Rituxan (rituximab) is an antibody that binds the surface of B lymphocytes, which includes hairy cell leukemia. By itself it can induce remissions, but it is more effective when given in combination with other agents. Here is a link to a recent paper: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/25195120 ...Read more

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Chance of ttp relapse while having/had rituximab therapy?

TTP/rituximab: Twelve articles have reported 27 patients treated with Rituximab for ttp, with beneļ¬t described in 25 (93%) of the patients.
These observations from small uncontrolled case series is said to provide the background and rationale for a randomized clinical trial to establish the efficacy of Rituximab in this disease. ...Read more

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How effective is the 'rituximab' treatment for nephrotic syndrome?

Rituximab: In an article at this link: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3358759/,

the article suggests that Rituximab is not effective in forms of INS resistant to steroids and calcineurin inhibitors. Ask the physician treating the patient for more information. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long after rituxan (rituximab) treatment will the side effects go away?

How long after rituxan (rituximab) treatment will the side effects go away?

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

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How long after treatment with rituxan (rituximab) will side effects go away?

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

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While I'm on rituximab, is it dangerous for us (my wife and i) to try to have a baby? Or we should wait for me to finish the treatment first?

While I'm on rituximab, is it dangerous for us (my wife and i) to try to have a baby? Or we should wait for me to finish the treatment first?

Wait: Many drugs, including rituxan, (rituximab) could have harmful effects on a growing fetus. Wait until your therapy is over and discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is the rituximab 500mg?

Not enough info: What is this med being used to treat? It is generally well tolerated. Infection is the major risk. ...Read more

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Where can we buy rituximab or rituxan?

Nowhere.: Rituxan (rituximab) is considered a chemotherapy medication and is not available over the counter. Unless a physician writes you a prescription and you have it filled you will be unable to obtain the medication. Since it is administered in the hospital or office setting it has been my experience only physicians can buy it through pharmaceutical distributors. ...Read more

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Why would rituxan (rituximab) be given along with naso4?

Why would rituxan (rituximab) be given along with naso4?

Not know: Naso4 is sodium sulfate. Uncertain why it would be given. This would be better answered by a pharmacest or pharmceutical chemist. ...Read more

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Hi I'm curious to know if rituxan (rituximab) is a weight gainer?

Hi I'm curious to know if rituxan (rituximab) is a weight gainer?

NotA ReportedSideEff: Weight gain with Rituxan (rituximab) is not a reported side effect ...Read more

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Has anyone had side effects from rituxan (rituximab)?

Has anyone had side effects from rituxan (rituximab)?

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

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What amount is the 100mg/ml and 500mg/ml rituximab (mabthera)?

See details: ! 00 mg and 500 mg respectively. Both have no volume other than the IV solution they are dissolved in. That is usually 250-500 ml. ...Read more

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I ve just started rituximab and il pregnant can I keep the baby?

Category C Med: This immunoglobulin preparation has not been found to cause birth defects or other significant issues during pregnancy.It is placed in the category c, or relatively safe status. Please discuss this with your OB along with any other medications you may be using. ...Read more

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