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REDITUX 500 MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 39996 for 1 vial(s) (50 ML injection each)
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Composition for REDITUX

Rituximab(500 mg)

food interaction for REDITUX

alcohol interaction for REDITUX

pregnancy interaction for REDITUX

lactation interaction for REDITUX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Reditux 500 mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Reditux 500 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for REDITUX

Rituximab(500 mg)

Uses

Reditux 500 mg injection is used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), blood cancer (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) and rheumatoid arthritis.

How it works

Reditux 500 mg injection is a monoclonal antibody that stops the growth and spread of cancer in the body.

Common side effects

Night sweats, Joint pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Chest tightness, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in urination, Ear pain, Flushing, Injection site tenderness, Injection site pain, Injection site warm sensation, Injection site swelling, Anxiety, Irritation, Running nose, Skin rash, Skin redness, Sore throat, Chills, Nausea, Fever

SUBSTITUTES for REDITUX

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  • IKGDAR 500 MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 35714.30/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 35714.30
    pay 4365% more per injection
  • MABTAS RA 500 MG INJECTION
    (50 ML injection in vial)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 750/ML of injection
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    Rs. 37500
    save 6% more per ML of injection
  • MABTAS T 500 MG INJECTION
    (50 ML injection in vial)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 892.86/ML of injection
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    Rs. 44642.90
    pay 12% more per ML of injection
  • RISTOVA 500MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Roche Products India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 37500/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 37500
    pay 4588% more per injection
  • RITUXIREL 500MG INJECTION
    (50 ML injection in vial)
    Reliance Life Sciences
    Rs. 799.14/ML of injection
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    Rs. 39957
    same price

Expert advice for REDITUX

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for REDITUX

Rituximab

Q.Is rituximab considered chemotherapy/ a vesicant/ immunotherapy/ a biologic/ cytotoxic/ dialyzable/ cause cancer?
Rituximab 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.Does rituximab work?
Rituximab works in most patients if taken at recommended dosage and duration

Q.Is rituximab safe/ carcinogenic to humans/ cause low blood counts/ cause hair loss/ cause weight gain/ make you tired/ affect fertility/ cause neutropenia/cause fatigue?
Rituximab 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

Q.Is rituximab FDA approved?
Rituximab is a FDA approved drug.

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Content on this page was last updated on 23 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)