User Reviews for Rituxan
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|Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma||9 reviews||32 medications|
|Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia||2 reviews||34 medications|
|Rheumatoid Arthritis||9 reviews||346 medications|
|Summary of Rituxan reviews||22 reviews||8.5|
Reviews for Rituxan
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "After failing all other RA treatments, I was high-dose steroid dependent and running out of options. I'll admit, the PML risk had scared me off from trying Rituxan sooner; however the increasing (and very real) risk of becoming non-functional scared me more. I began infusions about 4 years ago. While most patients receive concomitant methotrexate therapy, I do not, due to liver damage from previous methotrexate use. Rituxan has improved my quality of life physically, mentally, emotionally. My advanced RA will never allow me to live "normally" but I am the best me I can be with this treatment. Side effects are minimal for me; nausea for a few days after each infusion. That's my story!"
MsAnna (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 30, 2017
24 users found this comment helpful.
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "I had first infusion with no problems during administration but 2 weeks after I had to go to the E.R. with a heart arrhythmia and had to have my heart shocked back into normal rhythm. Two days later had second infusion with no problems during administration. 2 weeks later same thing...back to the E.R....heart shocked back into rhythm . Heart rate was stuck at 150 bpm. Had to be put in hospital for 4 days to be given an anti - arrhythmic drug that can also cause a fatal arrhythmia. So I would be cautious if you have any type of heart problem prior to taking Rituxan. I will not ever take it again."
BigPoppy April 16, 2017
19 users found this comment helpful.
For Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma "After 6 rounds of chemo (2 drugs, 2 days - Bendamustine & Retuximab), I had Stage 3 b-cell Lymphoma, I am cancer free. My oncologist wants me to do a maintenance program of the Retuximab every 2 months for 2 years. Is the maintenance necessary?"
SuzRJ (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 25, 2017
8 users found this comment helpful.
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "This is the first day I've had ZERO pain in 6 years. I tried Enbrel - good but not strong enough after 2 years. Humira - allergic. I just finished my second infusion from Rituxan. And I am cautiously happy. Absolutely no pain anywhere."
Nicoco (taken for less than 1 month) February 7, 2017
43 users found this comment helpful.
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "I had my first round 6 months ago sitting here starting my 2nd round as we speak. No side effects and even though my joints are still swollen I feel so much better. My dr is hopeful that this round will help with the inflammation. I'll get my 2nd dose with this round in 2 weeks!! I'm hopeful and thankful"
Beck beck November 14, 2016
37 users found this comment helpful.
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "Rituxan has completely changed my life for the better. I was in a clinical trial and tried several other medications with some success but my symptoms eventually returned. After four sessions of Rituxan over a two year period I stopped seeing my RA doctor because I had no symptoms. I am now going into my 4th year without pain. I am playing softball, tennis and golf without any pain. I highly recommend this drug to anyone dealing with RA."
Nosymptoms (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 27, 2015
71 users found this comment helpful.
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "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."
RobGee June 15, 2014
82 users found this comment helpful.
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "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. "
Bw853 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 15, 2014
68 users found this comment helpful.
For Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia "I was diagnosed with CLL 10/2005. I began Rituxan 5/2012 once the lymph nodes began to enlarge and my counts were doubling. Initially I was infused once per week for a month; I have continued with this infusion but moved to a monthly visit. It is now July/2013 and my numbers have dropped significantly and my doctor has moved to a maintenance program....infusion every other month. I have never had any side effects from the infusions and doctor is pleased that I've not required chemotherapy medicines added to get same results. Prior to each infusion, I take two 25mg Benadryl and a Tylenol. Perhaps these medicines beforehand have aided me. I have no complaints!"
Judi in Bon Air, Va. (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 2, 2013
71 users found this comment helpful.
For Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma "In 2009 after 6 rounds of RCHOP chemo, then BCNU chemo in the hospital, a bone marrow transplant, I had 3 years of remission. In Oct. 2012, rediagnosed out of remission, started on 6 rounds of bendamustine and Rituxan. The 6th month was skipped due to a low WBC of 2.4. I will continue on Rituxan for maintenance. I began my journey at stage 4E. I was rediagnosed after a fall in May, and was back to stage 4 by October 2012, so the combination of bendamustine and Rituxan have done good. I will receive Rituxan every 3 months or sooner as a precautionary measure."
jmbwholesale (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 14, 2013
54 users found this comment helpful.
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "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."
Jazzperc (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 20, 2013
133 users found this comment helpful.
For Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia "I have gone through three rounds of Rituxan for Auto-Immune Hemolytic Anemia triggered by early stage Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Each time I have had initial reactions with the first dose. My throat and ears get itchy and my throat starts to swell. They give me IV Benadryl and have administered Decadron, slowed down the infusion and I have done okay. It is very gradual improvement in my hemoglobin. So slow that I'm not sure it is working but my doctors believe it is. The only alternative is prednisone which makes me completely hyper and unable to sleep. Rituxan is the better alternative. Unfortunately it is not stopping my AIHA just keeping my hemoglobin up. It is extremely expensive though. "
Sydmave (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 2, 2013
37 users found this comment helpful.
For Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma "I am doing maintenance with Rituxan for Non Hodgin's Lymphoma. Last Chemo was March 2011. This medicine saved my life, and still does so."
Anonymous February 29, 2012
86 users found this comment helpful.
For Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma "I had Rituximab treatment over four weeks for a lymphoma on my newly (three months) transplanted kidney. The result was total remission, which truly amazed me. It's almost three years now, and I often think about what situation I'd be in if it hadn't been detected purely by chance."
exador October 21, 2011
53 users found this comment helpful.
For Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma "After first round of chemo with Rituxan...my lymphoma lump was completely gone to the touch. Yes...I did have a mild reaction the first time Rituxan was administered, but it was easily resolved with a little Benadryl and a slow down of the Rituxan drip. I did not have any allergic reaction of the subsequent two rounds of chemo. After only three rounds of chemo, I had another PET/CT scan...and was deemed in total remission. Almost a year later....and still no return of the lymphoma and I feel great. It is amazing what medical science can do today to treat and cure people of cancer."
Anonymous October 3, 2011
93 users found this comment helpful.
For Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis "I've had great results (remission) by having this medicine for Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis. Very thankful for this medicine."
janevir May 10, 2011
22 users found this comment helpful.
For Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma "Extremely important medicine for me with Lymphoma low grade stage 1 under my right eyelid. Very rare location for lymphoma. The first time I did 4 sessions with Rituxan in Jun/2010 and now March/2011 the second time. The pictures show my eyes before and after and big different this medicine made. Thanks doctors and nurses for brilliant work. Itchy was my first side effect and second time no side effects at all. Highly recommended."
Duarte March 30, 2011
60 users found this comment helpful.
For Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma "Just finished my sixth round of chemo treatment. I had Follicular B Cell Lymphoma. One on my right shoulder, one on in my neck and two on my chest. After fourth round and a PET scan, Doctor diagnosed me as being in 100% remission. I will do more research on the Rituxan maintenance program recommended by my Oncologist. I had a reaction to the Rituxan my first treatment but did not have any other problems with the medicine. Highly recommended"
rlhatfield7 December 4, 2010
64 users found this comment helpful.
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "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."
peggy6537 March 6, 2009
222 users found this comment helpful.
For Pemphigus "This medication has helped my spouse. All other medicines did not work. He has had a significant reduction of symptoms."
Anonymous January 9, 2009
32 users found this comment helpful.
For Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma "This is my second round with Rituxan (3 and 1/2 years ago and now). Two years ago I had Bexxar. The first infusion helped shrink the nodes and spleen but only by 1/2. The Bexxar brought them to normal size. I'm trying Rituxan again because two nodes popped up 2 and 1/2 years after the Bexxar. It is hoped that the Rituxan will operate as a maintenance to remission. If so, the two enlarged nodes will be radiated to keep growth in check."
why not December 11, 2008
52 users found this comment helpful.
For Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma "I thought this was a spectacular medicine, very quick acting engorged lymph nodes were reduced within about 7 days. I am now in remission and doing maintenance."
Lt_Taz September 21, 2008
101 users found this comment helpful.
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