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(also known as Rituximab)

Rituximab is a monoclonal antibody. It is used to treat a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It can be used alone or with other cancer medicines or chemotherapy

Rituximab may also be used in combination with methotrexate to reduce the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis after at least one ot... continue

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Non-hodgkin's Lymphoma
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Myasthenia Gravis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Overall, 83% (261 Members) find Rituxan helpful

Rituxan Reviews

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Injection supressing B cells 1.5 yrs later, did not cure
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Worked for several treatments to bring on remission
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treatment was cvp/rituxan. currently doing a 2 year regimen of rituxan as a maintanence program. works great. the only thing i have been left with very very arthritis of some kind. noone is able to tell me anything. my entire body aches, every bone every muscle. no answers, very frustrating.
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Saved my life. Stopped using last year with the FDA warning.
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I am taking iv Vincristine, Rituxan, and Cytoxan, with prednisone. The treatments are every 3 weeks and have had two c-scans to see how the treatment is working. The results of the first one was good, with shrinkage of the lymph nodes. I do not know the result of the second one yet.
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It immediately caused an improvement in normal cell count and a reduction in tumor cell count. No side effects.
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It helped until it made my white cell count and platelets bottom out and put me in the hospital for over a week.
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Long story
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I've been on it for about 1 1/2 years...
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I had this when I got out of the hospital. I had 6 rounds of chemo, I had the Cytoxin also. They did one and the next time they did the other.
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  1. Discussion: Rituximab/Rituxan - and Severe MG
    I was considered to have severe refractory MG and indeed most meds just did not work or stopped working.Had to be on high dose of prednisone for long ... [More]
  2. Discussion: Rituximab/Rituxan - and Severe MG
    As a fellow Muskie, you give me hope Sandra!! It has been rough going so far since I have a mixed reaction or no reaction to many of the "usual... [More]
  3. Discussion: Rituximab/Rituxan - and Severe MG
    Yes..the Rituximab has helped me to be symptom free…. [More]
  4. Discussion: Rituximab/Rituxan - and Severe MG
    I was not in a study, but have refractory Lems and possibly mg and I had rituxan in December and it has helped a great deal for me. I am able to walk... [More]
  5. Discussion: Rituximab/Rituxan - and Severe MG
    Re: what Neurologists call ''refractory'' MG. (Seriously ill patients, who are not responding well - to any other treament.) The link below: lea... [More]