User Reviews for Rituxan
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Reviews for Rituxan to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis
Review by RobGee:
Entering the 7th hour of the process during my 1st infusion; I experienced annoying itching deep within my ears, back of throat, head and face. Shortly after the "push", increasing the drip, I broke out into hives on my face, head and neck with red welts ironically appearing in the areas where I had historically given myself the Enbrel injections...front of both thighs and stomach. Enbrel had stopped its effectiveness after almost 2 yrs and it had been almost 1 month from my last injection prior to the infusion. My Dr made the decision to discontinue the infusion fearing that my allergic reaction may cause anaphylaxis.
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June 15, 2014 12:02 AM
Review by Bw853 (taken for 1 to 6 months):
I had two infusions. Both lasted 18-20 hours. I couldn't tolerate the infusion faster than 33ml/hr. I would get chest pain and muscle rigors. MD refused to continue after that.
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March 15, 2014 12:38 AM
Review by Jazzperc (taken for 2 to 5 years):
For me Rituxan has been the best medicine yet. I have been through Enbrel and Humira which helped but began to lose their effectiveness after awhile.
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February 20, 2013 10:45 PM
Review by peggy6537:
I have had 2 infusions of Rituxan for rheumatoid arthritis. Within 4 days of the first infusion I was beginning to feel better. I am 5 days out from my second infusion and I can already move with little or no pain for the first time in over a year. For me, its been a life saver.
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March 6, 2009 2:31 PM
Learn more about Rheumatoid Arthritis
Micromedex® Care Notes:
- Juvenile Arthritis
- Juvenile Arthritis, Ambulatory Care
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ambulatory Care
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- Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
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