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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.
When to receive your next course
Rituxan® (rituximab) is generally given every 6 months. But if your symptoms return before then, Rituxan offers you and your doctor the flexibility to take your next course as early as 4 months later. That way you don't have to put up with the pain and symptoms of RA.
Based on how you're feeling and your other medical conditions, you and your doctor can determine when the best time is to start your next course. So if you feel your symptoms starting to return, be open and honest about it with your doctor. It'll help you make a more informed decision, together.
Sticking to your treatment plan
Whatever you and your doctor decide about how often you should be treated, it's important to follow that schedule. Not only could it help you get better results from Rituxan, but it could also help keep your symptoms from returning. And remember, even if you're not experiencing symptoms, RA can still cause damage to your joints if it's not properly treated.
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