Rituxan

Rituxan

Rituxan (rituximab) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderate to severe Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with another prescription medicine called methotrexate.

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Administration Information

Rituxan is administered intravenously. One course of treatment includes 2 infusions given 2 weeks apart. Infusions generally take 4 to 6 hours. Rituxan is typically administered every 6 months, or based on your doctor’s evaluation of your symptoms. If your symptoms return before it’s time for your next course, you and your physician may decide to treat earlier (but no sooner than 4 months).

Your doctor should check you for Hepatitis B before starting Rituxan.

Your doctor may give you certain medicines before infusions to help reduce side effects such as acetaminophen and/or diphenhydramine HCI.

2
Infusions per course
2
Weeks apart for infusions
4hr
4-6 hour infusions
1
Treatment course every 6 months

Potential Side Effects

The most common side effects during treatment with Rituxan are infusion related reactions, infections (may include fever, chills), body aches, tiredness and nausea.

For a full list of potential side effects, please see the Important Safety Information and Medication Guide on the Rituxan website.

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TAKING RITUXAN

PREPARING FOR TREATMENT

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

UNDERSTANDING SIDE EFFECTS OF RITUXAN

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