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Ikgdar 100 mg Injection

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Composition for Ikgdar 100 mg Injection

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MRP
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Medicine Overview of Ikgdar Injection

Uses of Ikgdar Injection

Ikgdar 100 mg Injection is used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), blood cancer (Chronic lymphocytic leukemia) and rheumatoid arthritis.

Ikgdar Injection side effects

Common

Side Effects of Ikgdar are Headache, Weakness, Edema (swelling), Infection, Hair loss, Itching, Chills, Febrile neutropenia, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Infusion reaction.

How to use Ikgdar Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Ikgdar Injection works

Ikgdar 100 mg Injection is a monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to receptors on cancer cells. Thus it flags the cancer cells for destruction by the body's immune system.
In Depth Information on Ikgdar Injection

Expert advice for Ikgdar Injection

  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any severe skin and mouth reactions: painful sores or ulcers on the skin, lips, or mouth; blisters; rash; or peeling skin.
  • Use rituximab with extreme caution in children and elderly.
  • Rituximab may cause a serious viral infection of the brain or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy that can lead to disability or death. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any change in your mental state, decreased vision, or problems with speech or walking.
  • Take precautions if you have or had any of the following medical conditions: hepatitis infection (rituximab could be fatal in such cases), any other infection such as (herpes, shingles, cytomegalovirus, etc.), systemic lupus erythematosus, heart problems (such as angina, palpitations or heart failure), lung disease or breathing problems, taken medicines which affect your immune system (such as chemotherapy or immune-suppressive medicines) or used certain arthritis medicines.
  • You may be asked to stop taking medicines for high blood pressure 12 hours before you receive rituximab as it may cause a fall in the blood pressure.
  • Avoid activities that may cause bruising or injury as rituximab may reduce the number of clot-forming cells (platelets) in your blood.
  • You may be monitored with regular blood tests before and during the treatment with rituximab to monitor your condition or check for side effects.
  • Do not receive live vaccine (such as measles, mumps, rubella and others) while using rituximab, and avoid contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine as there are chances that the virus could be passed on to you. 
  • Use effective method of contraception while using and after 12 months after your last treatment with rituximab.
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Ikgdar Injection related warnings

Special precautions for Ikgdar Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ikgdar 100 mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Ikgdar 100 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Ikgdar 100 mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
Ikgdar 100 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ikgdar 100 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Ikgdar 100 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ikgdar 100 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with the active liver disease or those who had viral hepatitis as it can reactivate the infection.

What if you miss a dose of Ikgdar Injection?

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If you miss a dose of Ikgdar 100 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ikgdar

My joint of my fingers and toes become stiff and painful in the morning while wake up and also feelung mild pain in my heart. I have been diagonised rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please refer to a RheumatologistApply Dynapar QPS spray and take Tab Zerodol-SP twice daily and Tab Saaz 500mg twice daily and Tab HCQS-200 once daily
My mother has rheumatoid arthritis and she is prescribed with mext 7.5 f with proxym 300 shall she continue taking these tablets and can she take Etova 300mg instead of proxym 300
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Etova will be better Add tab Saaz 500mg twice daily
ILD affected by Juvinle rheumatoid arthritis? After Lung transplant again may affected ILD because of arthritis?
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
Yes ild can occur due to arthritis . Lung transplant is last procedure for uncontrollable disease. Medicines may control stmptoms
My wife has severe pain in her knee since last 7-8 days. Pain is inside her knee, not a external injury or something. Couple of months back she was vitamin D deficient and has also thyroid issue from last 3-4 months as it has just started Also she has frequent pain in her joints Kindly suggest
Dr. Rohit Chakor
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please do the Xray of both knees ap and lateral view in standing position. Also do blood tests including esr, crp, hemogram and rheumatoid factor to rule out rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis nervous compression in spinal cordMy mother can't stand up totally bedridden due to nerve compression on spinal cord. Kindly help me how to overcome this situation
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
If the nerve compression is proven on MRI and is causing the symptoms as on clinical examination then I think the only solution would be surgery and the decompression of the nerveI would advise you to visit the clinic and get examined and consult a neuro spine surgeon who will be able to go to a better justice in your case
Is there any permanent cure for rheumatoid arthritis doctor?
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
The disease can be controlled with medicines and regular exercises it is an autoimmune disease and there will always be waxing and waning phenomena sometimes the disease process will be very much controlled but it can get aggravated no one can actually predict the cause of the disease It's always better to consult a remark largest as they deal with that betterLet me know if I can help you in any other way
Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for 2 yrs, feeling pain in left hand ,can't move the hand,ecg shows LVH.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Take Tab Folitrax 15mg once weekly and Tab Folvite-MR once daily and Tab Saaz-500 twice daily for 1 monthalso consult a Rheumatologist

Frequently asked questions about Ikgdar Injection

Frequently asked questions about Rituximab
Q. Does Ikgdar work?
Ikgdar works in most patients if taken at recommended dosage and duration
Q. Is Ikgdar FDA approved?
Ikgdar is a FDA approved drug.
Q. Is Ikgdar considered chemotherapy/ a vesicant/ immunotherapy/ a biologic/ cytotoxic/ dialyzable/ cause cancer?
Ikgdar is a biological immunotherapy which is used along with chemotherapy to treat certain cancers. It has not shown to have any vesicant or irritant properties. It can be classified as a cytotoxic since it destroys B cells
Q. Is Ikgdar safe/ carcinogenic to humans/ cause low blood counts/ cause hair loss/ cause weight gain/ make you tired/ affect fertility/ cause neutropenia/cause fatigue?
Ikgdar is safe if taken at recommended dosage and duration. As with most anti-cancer drugs, it may have certain side effects such as it can cause low blood counts, hair loss, weight gain or loss, cause fatigue and feeling of tiredness, affect fertility, cause neutropenia. Always consult your doctor before taking this medication
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