Information about Rituximab

Rituximab Uses

Rituximab is used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), rheumatoid arthritis, blood cancer (chronic lymphocytic leukemia), granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis.

How Rituximab works

Rituximab is a monoclonal antibody. It works by targeting the unwanted activity of immune cells (B cells) in rheumatoid arthritis and certain types of cancers.

Common side effects of Rituximab

Headache, Weakness, Infection, Chills, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Fever, Infusion site reaction, Lymphopenia, Abdominal pain, Back pain
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Available Medicine for Rituximab

RedituxDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
7609 to ₹456563 variant(s)
MabtasIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
7708 to ₹375002 variant(s)
MaballHetero Drugs Ltd
61081 variant(s)
Reditux RADr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
42658 to ₹760932 variant(s)
CytomabAlkem Laboratories Ltd
7138 to ₹385412 variant(s)
IkgdarCipla Ltd
7609 to ₹380462 variant(s)
Mabtas RAIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
376751 variant(s)
Mabtas TIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
75001 variant(s)
VortuxiZydus Cadila
360001 variant(s)
RistovaRoche Products India Pvt Ltd
8530 to ₹426502 variant(s)

Expert advice for Rituximab

  • It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) by your doctor or nurse.
  • You may be given some painkillers, antihistamine and possibly steroids before the drip to help prevent infusion reaction.
  • Your doctor may get blood tests done to check for hepatitis B before treatment and to monitor your blood cells during treatment with this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat or rash.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor  if you have any heart rhythm problems, if you are having surgery or if you plan to get any vaccinations.


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