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
Frequently Ask Questions:
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.