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How Long After Rituxan 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
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
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
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
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
Rituxan response: Varies depending on type of NHL, extent of disease, number of previous treatments. In general the aggressive varieties tend to respond quickly if they are receptive to the Rituxan, while a slow growing NHL may respond lest robustly. Resistant NHL may not respond at all. A PET or CT compared to the baseline scan can help you find out. If you have not yet had a scan, you can do one now or after 8 ...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
Rituximab and obintzumab have been brought to my attention as medication that could be used in the treatment of my illness. Will they help me?
Need more info: Need to know what your illness is to comment on whether the treatment would help. ...Read more
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
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
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
Pemphigus vulgaris: Retuxan is used as first or 2nd line drug for pemphigus vulgaris. Steroid is used first but has side effects. Dapsone, sulfasalazine, pentoxiphylline photo therapy, ;, intravenous immunoglobin are also used for this blistery autoimmune disease. Retuxan+ivig has very good remission. Pls. See your dermatologist who has to look at your total picture with other diseases before prescription. Thanks. ...Read more
I just started rituximab and bendamustine for follicular lymphoma. I have a headache. What can prescribed for that? Can I exercise during treatment?
Doyou not have acces:
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
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
When botox is used for treatment in inconvenience, how long will it last, & are there side effects?
Botox side effects: Side effects of Botox are related to the site of injection. They are generally mild and do not last long. The effects from Botox will last three to six months. ...Read more
What is it called to need additional treatment bc of long term/permanent side effects of taking a medication? Ie; venlafaxine as offensive med
D/c: If you are off of the effexor (venlafaxine) but still having side effects its called discontinuation syndrome. You could try resolving it by going back on a low dose then tapering it slowly. If you've been off of it for a while then I would expect that it slowly improves. You need to speak with the prescribing physician and ask them their opinion and for a clear plan to address your concerns. ...Read more
How to treat a polysystic ovaries? And for how long? What are the side effects if not treated properly or not continuing the treatment? Thanks dr.!
Continue treatment: Pcos is a complex metabolic disease that may be associated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and decreased fertility.The treatment depends on the clinical and metabolic manifestations. Metformin is an effective drug to help manage the Insulin resistance often assoc with pcos. Appropriate therapy should be closely followed and managed accordingly. Look at this as a chronic life-long condition. ...Read more
Vancomycin: Vancomycin is removed by the body in 30 hours unless you are anephric and then it can take 37.5 days. ...Read more
Doesn't sound safe: The HCG diet has a person eating 500 calories a day for more than a month. That's just one big slice of pizza a day. A 4-month old baby eats 500 calories a day. Anybody on 500 calories a day is on a starvation diet and will lose weight. It doesn't sound safe. Extremely low calorie diets don't work because the weight comes back when one starts eating again. Long-term lifestyle changes are needed. ...Read more
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I'm ending a 5 round prednisone iv treatment today I've had for three days for ms relapse. How long will I feel the effects/side effects after?
Steroids: The answer depends on many variables such as how much prednisone you recieved and how well your other organs are functioning. I assume you are talking about side effects of steroids such as restlessness. The half life of prednisone is 18-30 hours and generally side effects should abate within 1-2 days. ...Read more
I had B12 injections & 1 of the side effects is acne like rash & I have come out in lots spots on my face & is very red. Will it last long? Treatment?
Very rare.: B12 usually does not cause reactions. Rare individuals with allergy to B12 or cobalt, a component of the B12 molecule, have been reported. Rash may last up to 4 months if that is what it is after stopping. However, if you are truly deficient and cannot absorb it from diet, and you don't get it any other way, consequences are severe. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Twelve articles have reported 27 patients treated with Rituximab for ttp, with beneﬁt 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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