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Composition for REDITUX RA

Rituximab(500 mg)

food interaction for REDITUX RA

alcohol interaction for REDITUX RA

pregnancy interaction for REDITUX RA

lactation interaction for REDITUX RA

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Reditux ra 500 mg infusion at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Reditux ra 500 mg infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Rituximab(500 mg)


Reditux ra 500 mg infusion is used alone or with other chemotherapeutic agents to treat Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (cancers of the lymph tissue that affects a type of white blood cell called B-lymphocytes). It is also used along with methotrexate to treat symptoms of adult rheumatoid arthritis (a disease of the joints) and with steroid medicines to treat certain rare disorders such as granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis (diseases which cause inflammation of blood vessels and other tissues in the body).

How it works

Reditux ra 500 mg infusion 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


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Expert advice for REDITUX RA

  • 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 RA


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 11 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)