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I would like to know advice on taking rituxan (rituximab) for rheumatoid arthritis?

I would like to know advice on taking rituxan (rituximab) for rheumatoid arthritis?

Great choice: Rituxan (rituximab) is a very effective medication for rheumatoid arthritis. People do very well some go into remission. Remission is our goal in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Your rheumatologist will decide with you if this is the best choice for you. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


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I would like to know experience on taking rituxan (rituximab) for rheumatoid arthritis?

I would like to know experience on taking rituxan (rituximab) for rheumatoid arthritis?

Good experience: Rituxan (rituximab) has been used in rheumatoid arthritis and it has demonsrated good response-in my experience. Jus like anything else, there are some possible side effects from Rituxan (rituximab) but majority are very tolerable. You need to be screened for hepatitis b - prior to Rituxan (rituximab) administration.-as Rituxan (rituximab) can cause hep b exacerbation. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to know someone elses experience on taking rituxan (rituximab) for rheumatoid arthritis?

What to do if i want to know someone elses experience on taking rituxan (rituximab) for rheumatoid arthritis?

Very effective: As a rheumatologist I have numerous patients on Rituxan (rituximab) for their ra. I have found it usually to be very effective with relatively low risk, . ...Read more

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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?

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?

Rituxan (rituximab) is RA therap: Rituxan (rituximab) is used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). You physician will have you see a rheumatologist to clarify the diagnosis and decide on the best therapy. Rituxan (rituximab) is one of many therapies we use to treat . ...Read more

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I am planning to take Rituximab for Rheumatoid Arthritis but my red blood cell count is very low. Does Rituximab helps to increase blood count also ?

I am planning to take Rituximab for Rheumatoid Arthritis but my red blood cell count is very low. Does Rituximab helps to increase blood count also ?

See below: First, find out what causes your anemia. If your anemia is caused by chronic inflammation such as RA, treating the underlying etiology for anemia by Rituximab will eventually lead to an increase red blood cell count. If your anemia is caused autoimmune-medicated hemolysis, Rituximab can also help increase red cell counts. But, Rituximab itself does not have direct effect on red cell production. ...Read more

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Medications for rheumatism and high blood pressure?

Medications for rheumatism and high blood pressure?

Medications: That question is so far out of bounds, it is unanswerable for this simple app. There are over ninety different blood pressure medications and then you add on a whole other disease. This site is not to learn pharmacology or science. Your treating physician will help you decide on the appropriate treatment for your conditions. ...Read more

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Fell from 3ft high, had head injury, seizures & unconsciousness (2y back). Seizures repeat in mar-apr, had 3rd dose of RITUXIMAB, medication correct ?

Fell from 3ft high, had head injury, seizures & unconsciousness (2y back). Seizures repeat in mar-apr, had 3rd dose of RITUXIMAB, medication correct ?

Clarifcation: Not clear why Rituximab would be used for a head injury, yet, you do describe post-traumatic epilepsy. Are you taking any true anti-epileptic medications? Not sure how to approach your issues with the current information. Best due to complexities to have a Concierge virtual visit to provide better answers. ...Read more

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Head injury from short fall, doctor diagnosed multiple sclerosis, given 3 doses of Rituximab, is the diagnosis and medication correct ?

Head injury from short fall, doctor diagnosed multiple sclerosis,  given 3 doses of Rituximab, is the diagnosis and medication correct ?

See below: The diagnosis of MS can be rather complex, as several other entities need to be excluded, and the MS does need confirmation. But assuming diagnosis is correct, the drug Rituxamab would actually be a rather terrific choice. Cannot confirm your diagnosis based on information provided. ...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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