Information about Rituximab
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, Edema (swelling), Infection, Hair loss, Itching, Chills, Febrile neutropenia, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Infusion reaction, Nausea, Increased risk of infection, Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
Available Medicine for Rituximab
RedituxDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
₹7708 to ₹426573 variant(s)
MaballHetero Drugs Ltd
₹6108 to ₹302852 variant(s)
MabtasIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹7708 to ₹375002 variant(s)
Reditux RADr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
CytomabAlkem Laboratories Ltd
₹7138 to ₹385412 variant(s)
₹7707 to ₹385402 variant(s)
Mabtas TIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹7500 to ₹446422 variant(s)
Mabtas RAIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Mabtas NIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹7389 to ₹344122 variant(s)
ToritzTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹9466 to ₹369472 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.