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Does Rituxan Cause Hypersalivation
I want to get my tattoo finished but am taking methotrexate and rituxan (rituximab) at the moment, will it cause problems?
Hi, I am waiting for the results of my x-rays and blood work to see if I do have early stage Rheumatoid Arthritis. Can using Rituxan (rituximab) cause this?
Yes: Rituximab is directed against an antigen found on lymphocytes (cd20). It attaches to this antigen and causes destruction of the lymphocyte. Its action is indiscriminate therefore the lymphocyte population is transiently decreased leading to a lowering of the function of the immune system for brief periods of time. ...Read more
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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Rituximab is an antibody which affects white blood cells. It is used to treat a variety of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. It is a long lasting medication which can lower your immune system many months after you receive it. Check with your doctor about how to minimize infections after you receive rituximab. Best to avoid immunization with live vaccines 6+ months after a dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Immunosupressive : Immunosuppressive agents are agents that suppress immune function by one of several mechanisms of action-through t cell activation, ihbition of b cell helper, dna inhibition etc, such as cyclosporine, tacrolimus, sirolimus, corticosteroid. Rituxan (rituximab) is one of immunosupressive agents where it works by binding the cd 20 receptors on the b cell-lymphocytes which eventually leads to the cell’s death. ...Read more
IT is rituximab: In the USA we use what the FDA approved and that is Rituxan (rituximab) and in Europe the name Mabthera is what was approved in Europe by their FDA the EMEA.. This medication is used for certain cancers, rheumatoid arthritis,certain inflammatory blood vessel syndromes we call vasculitiis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer