2 yr old female has been on prednisone, prograf, lasix for a yr., now phys want to give her rituximab iv. They feel this will reset her white blood cells and they will be able to take her off meds. So concerned of usage in children as well as non-cancer pt.
2 Dec 2010
Perhaps giving this child just rituximab will help reset her white blood cell count ... but you must also be aware that rituximab can also cause:
Immunologic side effects have included B-cell depletion in 70% to 80% of patients. This was associated with decreased serum immunoglobulins in a minority of patients.
It can aslo cause neutropenia.
However, doctors must have seen benefits before and that's why they want to change.
- Lasix Drug Information
- Prograf Drug Information
- Prednisone Drug Information
- Rituximab Drug Information
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Hi I was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome minimal change diease since 1985 have been on many different medications the latter being cyclosporine and ...
1 answer • 13 Feb 2010
Why should it occure when sugar is well controlled. what is the treatment/prognosis
2 answers • 9 May 2011
... blood/blood products while taking this medication seeing as it binds to the proteins in my blood?
0 answers • 25 Jul 2011
My daughter was diagnosed in february and the biopsy showed minimal change disease. SHe was started on 80 mg of Prednisonse for 2 months, has been ...
2 answers • 7 May 2012