Am thinking of beginning Rituxan; can you give me information on this drug?Am thinking of beginning Rituxan; can you give me information on this drug?

Am presently on Humira and have been for about a year. The Humira was increased from bi-weekly to weekly in the beginning of April. 40 mg/0.8ML (Inject)
Have also been injecting Methotrexate 1X/wk.

Pain has lessened but is not in remission. Am also on Prednisone 5mg and have been for about 4 yrs.

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RheumMD Admin says:

Here is a link to a website with information on Rituxan:

http://www.rituxan.com/ra/patient/faqs/index.xhtml

They also note on this website that if you have any additional questions about Rituxan or your RA, your doctor is your best source of information. You can also call the RISE Support Line at 1-877-474-8892 to speak to a nurse. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 11 PM, and Saturday, 9 AM to 1 PM ET.

Answered on: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 15:35

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PML
Commenting: Guest
04/11/2011 - 05:01

I think its important that you should have pointed to the information that lists the possibility of PML when you take this medication. progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or PML (look this information up) this infection is not reversable and if you get it you will not live through it.

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