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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Rituxan can result in serious side effects, some of which could be life threatening. These include:
- infusion reactions
- tumor lysis syndrome (TLS)
- severe skin and mouth reactions
- progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)
Other serious, potentially life-threatening side effects are:
- hepatitis B infection that may become active again
- serious infections
- heart problems
- low blood cell counts
Common side effects include infections and infusion reactions. Before treatment with Rituxan, patients should tell their doctor if they have an infection, including one that will not go away or that keeps coming back. If patients experience any symptoms or side effects during or after Rituxan treatment, they should seek immediate medical attention. These are not all of the possible side effects with Rituxan. Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Please read the Rituxan full Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide. If you have any questions about this information, be sure to discuss them with your doctor.
WHAT IS RITUXAN?
Rituxan® (rituximab) is a prescription medicine used in adults with another prescription medicine called methotrexate, to reduce the signs and symptoms of moderate to severe active RA, after at least one other medicine called a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor has been used and did not work well enough.
Here you'll learn all you need to know to have an informed discussion with your doctor about Rituxan® (rituximab)—a unique treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rituxan is used in adults with moderate to severe RA, and it is given along with methotrexate after another type of treatment, called an anti-TNF, hasn't worked well enough. People with serious infections should not receive Rituxan.
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Keep in mind
- Infusion reactions are the most common side effect of Rituxan treatment
- Serious reactions can happen during your infusions or within 24 hours after
- Your doctor should give you medicines before your infusions to decrease your chance of having a severe reaction
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