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.

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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...

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...

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...

I m safring from 5 years in rheumatoid arthritis so please give me you advice plzz?

Should take meds. I don't know what you've done so far to obtain the diagnosis you should be on rheumatoid meds and be monitored by a rheumatologist on a regular basis you made need an occasional cortisone injection for certain flareups. Read more...

Anyone with advice on avoicing it if family history of rheumatoid arthritis?

Maybe possible. We know that there are risk factors for developing rheumatoid arthritis, but no clear avoidance mechanisms. Smoking can be a risk factor. Many are not aware but if you have genetic risks identified by laboratory tests that identify presence of the shared epitope, dr4, and you smoke you have a risk of developing RA and is worse if you have both. If you have RA and smoke your RA is worse. Read more...
No control. Unfortunately with genetically inherited conditions, there is no way to prevent yourself from being affected if you have the gene defect. However, those who do best are those who have overall good health habits. That means eating right, no smoking, and maintaining an active lifestyle. You should also seek medical advice at the first sign of symptoms. Read more...
Don't smoke. The only thing you can control to lower your risk of RA is to avoid smoking. Read more...
No smoking. The only proven action you can take to lower your chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis is to not smoke. If you do smoke now, smoking cessation may still help plus there are so many other benefits of smoking cessation. Read more...

What advice can you give for people suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Different from RA! It is not rheumatoid arthritis in a child, which is uncommon. Most young people with jia can do quite well and lead completely normal lives, if treated shortly after developing their illness. Many conventional drugs like methotrexate, to the new tnf-alpha inhibitors can work wonders. Daily Prednisone is rarely used. And do not become your disease. Illness makes you appreciate what's important! Read more...
Get proper treatment. Be sure to see a board certified pediatric rheumatologist.There is no reason to suffer with this disease considering how highly effective the medications now available.General pediatricians and family medicine docs are not familiar or comfortable with using weekly low dose Methotrexate and tnf inhibitors that are needed to control 99% of kids with correctly diagnosed jra. Nsaids are not enough rx. Read more...

Can you tell me what the early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis feel like?

Stiffness and pain. The most common first sign of rheumatoid arthritis is morning stiffness lasting an hour or more. This is usually followed by symmetrical joint swelling and pain especially in the small joints (knuckles) of the hands and the toe joints. Read more...