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Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Mabthera®; Truxima®

Rituximab - What is it for

Rituximab - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Rituximab cause?

Early side effects

  • Mild nausea and vomiting may occur
    There are medicines available, which may prevent or decrease these side effects. If you are given these medicines, take them as directed.
  • Fever and chills
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Joint and muscle pain or weakness.

Delayed side effects

  • A drop in the blood cell counts may occur 7 to 14 days after treatment
  • Temporary hair loss may occur several weeks after treatment
  • Swelling of fingers, feet or lower legs

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Fever of 38°C or higher
  • Sore throat, cough or mouth sores
  • Painful or difficulty in urination
  • Skin rash, itching or unusual redness
  • Fatigue, lightheadedness, or palpitation
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising, or black stools
  • Shortness of breath

Before taking Rituximab, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Rituximab?

Rituximab - Dosage and How to Use

How should Rituximab be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Rituximab - Handling and Storage

How should I handle Rituximab safely?

How should I store Rituximab?

Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.;#

How should I dispose of Rituximab safely?

Rituximab - Additional Information

Updated on Saturday, December 31, 2022

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