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.

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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...

What are the "rituximab" side effects when treating ttp conditions? Does it worth it?

Risk/benefit. Rituximab has many potential side effects, some of them serious or life threatening: sever allergic reaction, heart arrythmia, profound immunosuppression, reactivation of dormant viruses and skin and lung reactions, to name a few. Deciding whether treatment is worth it is a decision that can only be made by someone who knows the complete medical picture. A formal second opinion can be helpful. Read more...

I have heard chemo has very bad side effects. My dad just had his first chemo with rituximab+chop. Its been 2 days and hes 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...

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...

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!!!! Read more...
Let your doctor know. Hypersensitivity reactions can occur with Rituxan (rituximab) particularly after getting a second dose. I'm sure they pre-medicated with steroids but that is not fool proof. Without seeing you it may be just a mild inflammatory reaction from getting a medication like Rituxan (rituximab) which would subside in 7-14 days, but I would call your doctor ASAP to make sure it is not a more serious reaction. Read more...