Rituximab

 

General English name: Rituximab

Brand: Rituxan, Truxima, rituximab-abbs

Application: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma - chronic lymphocytic leukemia

 

 

 

 

 

Ritoximab Pharmaceutical Forms Rituximab

Ritoximab Drug Information | Rituximab

The correct amount and method of taking Rituximab

Contraindications to the use of ritoximab Rituximab

Ritoximab during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of Rituximab on driving

 Rituximab Drug Interaction Rituximab

 Warning about taking Rituximab

Side effects of rituximab Rituximab

Side effects of Rituximab overdose (Rituximab poisoning)

Storage conditions of Rituximab

 

 

 

 

 

Ritoximab Pharmaceutical Forms Rituximab

Injectable solution

 

Ritoximab Drug Information | Rituximab

Ritoximab or rituximab is used to treat a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Ritoximab is a chemotherapy drug used to reduce or stop the growth of cancer cells.

Rituximab is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and can reduce pain and swelling. It is also used to treat some types of vascular disease (such as Wegener's granulomatosis) and can reduce the swelling of blood vessels. Ritoximab is also used to treat a specific skin condition (pemphigus vulgaris) and helps reduce the number of skin lesions.

 

The correct amount and method of taking Rituximab

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of Rituximab varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • The dose of Rituximab and the course of treatment with this drug depends on the patient's weight and its effectiveness for the patient.
  • Your doctor will prescribe medications such as acetaminophen to reduce your side effects.

 

Contraindications to the use of ritoximab Rituximab

Note the expiration date of rituximab and do not take it if it has expired.

Never give Rituximab to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with ritoximab, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Ritoximab during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Ritoximab is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.

 

The effect of Rituximab on driving

Rituximab can cause symptoms such as dizziness. Avoid driving as long as you have these symptoms.

 

 Rituximab Drug Interaction Rituximab

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Rituximab may make you dizzy or drowsy, and alcohol or marijuana use can make it worse.

Rituximab may interact with the following medicines: Some vaccines, other medicines that weaken the immune system or increase the risk of infection (such as Natalizumab, Fingolimod and Tofacitinib)

 

 Warning about taking Rituximab

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking ritoximab:

  • If you are pregnant, planning to have a baby, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have heart problems (for example, heart disease, heart failure and heart attack).
  • If you have lung problems.
  • If you have bleeding problems.
  • If you have a history of infection.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of rituximab Rituximab

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some side effects may occur if you take more than the dose of this medicine. If any of these side effects occur, your doctor should be informed:

Weakness

Hot flashes

Headache

nausea and vomiting

Muscle and joint pain

Vertigo

Anemia

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to Rituximab.

 

Side effects of Rituximab overdose (Rituximab poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Rituximab

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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