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Is hypersalivation a prodromal symptom of rabies or does it begin in the acute neurological phase? I'm having foamy saliva but no neuro problems.

Is hypersalivation a prodromal symptom of rabies or does it begin in the acute neurological phase? I'm having foamy saliva but no neuro problems.

Were you exposed?: Were you exposed to rabies from a bite from an infected animal? If so, you should see a physician immediately. Hypersalivation is only one of many symptoms of rabies. Hydrophobia is more common in the late stages. http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/ ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Help docs, is hypersalivation a sign of gluten intolerance?

Help docs, is hypersalivation a sign of gluten intolerance?

Saliva: it may be. Other things include acid reflux, mouth infections, medications and swallowing issues. ...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.

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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How do you cure hypersalivation?

How do you cure hypersalivation?

Determine cause: Hyper-salivation may be diagnosed when someone is making too much saliva but also when they are failing to clear saliva properly. Determining the etiology is important before determining the treatment. ...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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Does rituximab lower your immune system?

Does rituximab lower your immune system?

Yes: Rituximab (rituxin) is a monoclonal antibody to cd20 an antigen located on lymphocytes. One consequence of using this drug is a drop in lymphocyte numbers (bad cells and good cells). This decline lowers the effectiveness of the immune system for a period of time. ...Read more

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Does having rituximab lower your immune system?

Does having rituximab lower your immune system?

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

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Can your body become immune to rituxan (rituximab)?

Can your body become immune to rituxan (rituximab)?

Yes.: If you mean can it stop working for you, yes. Immune reactions to Rituxan (rituximab) also can occur that can make the drug impossible to give safely. ...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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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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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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Does having rituximab lower your immune system afterwards?

Does having rituximab lower your immune system afterwards?

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 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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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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What is the difference between immunosuppressives and rituxan (rituximab)?

What is the difference between immunosuppressives and rituxan (rituximab)?

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

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What is this medicine for? 100mg/ml and 500mg/ml bottle of rituximab, brand name "mabthera"?

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 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

Dr. Robert Lowe
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