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Rituxan Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is rituximab (Rituxan)?
- What are the possible side effects of rituximab (Rituxan)?
- What is the most important information I should know about rituximab (Rituxan)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving rituximab (Rituxan)?
- How is rituximab given (Rituxan)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Rituxan)?
- What happens if I overdose (Rituxan)?
- What should I avoid while receiving rituximab (Rituxan)?
- What other drugs will affect rituximab (Rituxan)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Rituxan)?
Call your doctor if you miss an appointment for your rituximab injection.
What happens if I overdose (Rituxan)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while receiving rituximab (Rituxan)?
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using rituximab, and avoid coming into contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus could be passed on to you. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), H1N1 influenza, and nasal flu vaccine.
What other drugs will affect rituximab (Rituxan)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cisplatin (Platinol);
- adalimumab (Humira);
- auranofin (Ridaura);
- azathioprine (Imuran);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- etanercept (Enbrel);
- infliximab (Remicade);
- leflunomide (Arava);
- minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Vectrin);
- sulfasalazine (Azulfidine);
- blood pressure medications; or
- medication to treat malaria, such as chloroquine (Aralen) or hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil, Quineprox).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with rituximab. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about rituximab.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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