Skip to Content

What is the difference between Rituxan and Rituxan Hycela?

Answers (1)

Official Answer by Drugs.com 5 Jul 2017

Genentech’s Rituxan Hycela (rituximab and hyaluronidase human) includes the same monoclonal antibody as intravenous (IV) Rituxan (rituximab), but in combination with hyaluronidase human, an enzyme that helps to deliver rituximab subcutaneously (SQ) - under the skin.

The original Rituxan is given only as an intravenous product.

Rituxan Hycela is given SQ to adults with the following blood cancers: follicular lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

Clinical studies showed Rituxan Hycela delivered similar blood levels and effectiveness of rituximab; however, the majority (77 percent) of patients preferred Rituxan Hycela over IV Rituxan due to less time spent in the clinic.

See also: https://www.drugs.com/compare/rituxan-vs-rituxan-hycela

Drugs.com free discount card

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of drug is Lumoxiti?

Posted 2 days ago 1 answerFAQ by Drugs.com

What type of drug is Ajovy?

Posted 2 days ago 1 answerFAQ by Drugs.com

What is the cost of the migraine drug Ajovy?

Posted 2 days ago 1 answerFAQ by Drugs.com

How do you use the migraine drug Ajovy?

Posted 2 days ago 1 answerFAQ by Drugs.com

What type of drug is Copiktra?

Posted 2 days ago 1 answerFAQ by Drugs.com