Rituximab
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Rituximab?

(ri TUK si mab)

• This medicine is used to treat blood disorders.

• This medicine is used to treat leukemia.

• This medicine is used to treat lymphoma.

• This medicine is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Hepatitis B testing may be suggested. Unrecognized hepatitis B infection may worsen during treatment.

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• If you are taking medicine for high blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider. Healthcare provider may ask you to skip that medicine on the morning of treatment.

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less...

 
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