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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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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How long after treatment with rituxan (rituximab) will side effects go away?

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

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

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

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How long before I see that I'm responding to Rituximab for my NHL? On my 7th treatment out of 8.

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

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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?

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: R-chop is a generally well tolerated chemotherapy regimen. Rituximab can lead to allergic-type reactions with the first dose. Hair loss will begin about 3 weeks after the first r-chop dose. Fatigue and low blood counts may occur as your dad goes through treatment. ...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 are some of the longterm side effects of rituxan (rituximab)?

What are some of the longterm side effects of rituxan (rituximab)?

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

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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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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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How effective is rituxan (rituximab) for pemphigus vulgaris as a treatment?

How effective is rituxan (rituximab) for pemphigus vulgaris as a treatment?

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

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I just started rituximab and bendamustine for follicular lymphoma. I have a headache. What can prescribed for that? Can I exercise during treatment?

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

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How the treatment: rituxan (rituximab) and bendamustine (treanda) that treat lymphoma can help 93 years old man who just recover from TB? Thank you

How the treatment: rituxan (rituximab) and bendamustine (treanda) that treat lymphoma can help 93 years old man who just recover from TB? Thank you

Not sure: Rituximab and bendamustine are treatments for certain types of lymphoma. They are not used to treat tuberculosis. Is there some confusion with what has been recommended? If so, please discuss it with your health care provider. ...Read more

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Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or rituximab+bendamustine?

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

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When botox is used for treatment in inconvenience, how long will it last, & are there side effects?

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

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What is it called to need additional treatment bc of long term/permanent side effects of taking a medication? Ie; venlafaxine as offensive med

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

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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.!

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

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How long do the side effects of vancomycin treatment last for?

How long do the side effects of vancomycin treatment last for?

Vancomycin: Vancomycin is removed by the body in 30 hours unless you are anephric and then it can take 37.5 days. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of hCG weight lose treatment in long and short term?

What are the side effects of hCG weight lose treatment in long and short term?

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?

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

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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?

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

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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

Dr. Robert Lowe
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