CONSIDERING RITUXAN

Here you'll learn all you need to know to have an informed discussion with your doctor about Rituxan® (rituximab)—a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment. Rituxan is used with methotrexate to treat moderate to severe RA in adults, after another type of treatment called an anti-TNF hasn't worked well enough. People with serious infections should not receive Rituxan.

I DID NOT RESPOND WELL ENOUGH TO AN ANTI-TNF, NOW I’M ON RITUXAN AND IT’S WORKING FOR ME.

Lee

taking Rituxan with methotrexate to treat his RA

Serious side effect information

Rituxan can cause serious side effects that can lead to death, including:

  • Infusion Reactions: Infusion reactions are the most common side effect of Rituxan treatment. Serious infusion reactions can happen during your infusion or within 24 hours after your infusion of Rituxan. Your doctor should give you medicines before your infusion of Rituxan to decrease your chance of having a severe infusion reaction

    Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you get any of these symptoms during or after an infusion of Rituxan:
    • Hives (red, itchy welts) or rash
    • Itching
    • Swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face
    • Sudden cough
    • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or wheezing
    • Weakness
    • Dizziness or feel faint
    • Palpitations (feel like your heart is racing or fluttering)
    • Chest pain

For more information, please visit the important side effect information page.

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