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Doctor insights on: Rituxan Rituximab Make Hair Fall

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Dr. Foster Carr
1,385 doctors shared insights

Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Will you lose your hair if you get rituximab injection?

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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Why im losing my hair since i started using rituximab?

Don't know: Hair loss is not a common side effect of rituximab, but it is a potent medication. Other chemotherapeutic agents that you received weeks to months ago may be responsible for you hair loss. ...Read more

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Why im losing my hair it is not the rituximab?

Why im losing my hair it is not the rituximab?

Not usual: Rituximab is not usually associated with hair loss (alopecia). Chemotherapy (used with rituximab) for treating cancer is associated with alopecia. As are other underlying medical problems. ...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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Where can we buy rituximab or rituxan?

Nowhere.: Rituxan (rituximab) is considered a chemotherapy medication and is not available over the counter. Unless a physician writes you a prescription and you have it filled you will be unable to obtain the medication. Since it is administered in the hospital or office setting it has been my experience only physicians can buy it through pharmaceutical distributors. ...Read more

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Why would rituxan (rituximab) be given along with naso4?

Why would rituxan (rituximab) be given along with naso4?

Not know: Naso4 is sodium sulfate. Uncertain why it would be given. This would be better answered by a pharmacest or pharmceutical chemist. ...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

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Rituxan (Definition)

Rituxan is an antibody based agent which is a kind of ...Read more