Complement your treatment with things like diet and exercise.
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.
Starting on Rituxan
If you're looking to make the most of your treatment with Rituxan® (rituximab), here's a good place to start. You'll learn everything from how to prepare for infusions to how monitor your progress, as well as what to expect in the future.
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Keep in mind
Serious, potentially life threatening infections can happen with Rituxan treatment. Call your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of infection, including:
- Cold symptoms (such as runny nose or sore throat that do not go away)
- Flu symptoms (such as cough, tiredness, and body aches)
- Earache or headache
- Pain during urination
- White patches in the mouth or throat
- Cuts, scrapes or incisions that are red, warm, swollen or painful
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- Your first course of treatment