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Composition : Rituximab 500mg
Manufacturer : Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Packing : Pack of 1 Vial
WHAT IS RITUXIMAB ?
Rituximab is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Rituximab is a monoclonal antibody. Monoclonal antibodies are a relatively new type of "targeted" cancer therapy.
Rituximab is used to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Rituximab is also used in combination with another drug called methotrexate to treat symptoms of adult rheumatoid arthritis. Rituximab is also used in combination with steroid medicines to treat certain rare disorders that cause inflammation of blood vessels and other tissues in the body
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Rituximab may cause a serious viral infection of the brain that can lead to disability or death. Call your doctor right away if you have any change in your mental state, thinking problems or confusion, decreased vision, or problems with speech or walking. These symptoms may start gradually and get worse quickly.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these other side effects, even if they occur several months after you receive rituximab, or after your treatment ends.
fever, chills, flu symptoms, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, feeling weak or tired;
ongoing cough, sinus pain, wheezing, or breathing problems; ongoing diarrhea and weight loss; headache, earache, warmth or swelling with skin redness;
pain or burning when you urinate; severe skin reaction--painful skin or mouth sores, or a severe skin rash with blistering, peeling, or pus;
liver problems--upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
signs of tumor cell breakdown--lower back pain, blood in your urine, little or no urinating; numbness or tingly feeling around your mouth; muscle weakness or tightness; fast or slow heart rate, weak pulse, trouble breathing; fainting.
Common side effects may include:
runny or stuffy nose, sneezing; nausea, diarrhea; muscle pain; or swelling in your hands or feet.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Store intact vials refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F); do not freeze. Do not shake. Protect vials from direct sunlight. Solutions for infusion are stable at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F) for 24 hours and at room temperature for an additional 24 hours.