Rituxin is a common misspelling of Rituxan (rituximab).
What is Rituxan (Rituxin)?
Rituxan (Rituxin) is a monoclonal antibody. It interferes with the growth and spread of certain types of white blood cells (B cells) in the body. This helps to treat the non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This also helps to decrease pain, swelling, and inflammation in certain patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Rituxan (Rituxin) is used to treat patients who have certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It may used alone or in combination with other medicines. Rituxan (Rituxin) is also used in combination with methotrexate to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Rituxan (Rituxin) may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.
Rituxan (Rituxin) can cause serious side effects, some of which can be life-threatening, including: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML), infusion reactions, Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS), and severe skin reactions. Other serious and life-threatening side effects with Rituxan (Rituxin) include: hepatitis B virus reactivation, heart problems, infections, and stomach and bowel problems. Common side effects during Rituxan (Rituxin) infusions include: fever, headache, chills and shakes, nausea, itching, hives, cough, sneezing, and throat irritation or tightness.
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