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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.
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!!!!See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
No different: No different than for other diseases. Ttp is life threatening and the treatment usually works.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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