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What effects can rituxan (rituximab) have if a women is pregnant ?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Unknown

Rituxan (rituximab) has been assigned to pregnancy category c by the fda.
Animal studies have not been conducted. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. There are no data on whether Rituxan (rituximab) can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. . Postmarketing data indicate that b-cell lymphocytopenia generally lasting less than six months can occur in infants exposed to Rituxan (rituximab) in utero.

In brief: Unknown

Rituxan (rituximab) has been assigned to pregnancy category c by the fda.
Animal studies have not been conducted. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. There are no data on whether Rituxan (rituximab) can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. . Postmarketing data indicate that b-cell lymphocytopenia generally lasting less than six months can occur in infants exposed to Rituxan (rituximab) in utero.
Dr. Stephen Sudler
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