Insurance coverage and co-pay relief
If you and your doctor decide that Rituxan is right for you, there are resources that can help you get access to treatment. Learn more
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.
Results with Rituxan
If you're not being helped enough by an anti-TNF treatment, and you and your doctor decide to make a change, consider some of the unique benefits of switching to Rituxan® (rituximab):
- Long-lasting relief: the only treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that provides 6 months of symptom improvement from just 1 course of treatment (2 infusions). Studies even show that if you continue to take Rituxan, it can continue to provide 6 months of that same symptom improvement
- A unique dosing schedule: as few as 2 courses of treatment a year–that's just 4 infusions. View the dosing chart
- Helps protect joints: Rituxan can protect joints by slowing the damage of RA
- Works differently: unlike other treatments, Rituxan targets B-cells, which are believed to play an important role in RA
With results like these, you could be saying "No way" to missing out on the things that matter to you. So talk to your doctor about Rituxan.
What to keep in mind
If you and your doctor decide to consider Rituxan, be sure to discuss the benefits along with the potential side effects. Rituxan has a risk of serious, potentially life threatening side effects, including:
- Infusion reactions
- Infections, including PML
- Hepatitis B reactivation
- Heart problems
- Low blood cell counts
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