- Are Gazyva and Rituxan the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Rituxan?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Gazyva?
- What is Rituxan?
- What is Gazyva?
- What Drugs Interact with Rituxan?
- What Drugs Interact with Gazyva?
- How Should Rituxan Be Taken?
- How Should Gazyva Be Taken?
Are Rituxan and Gazyva the Same Thing?
Rituxan used in combination with other cancer medicines to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Rituxan is also used in combination with another drug called methotrexate to treat symptoms of adult rheumatoid arthritis.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Rituxan?
Common side effects of Rituxan include:
- stomach pain,
- night sweats,
- muscle or joint pain,
- back pain, or
Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Rituxan including:
- increased thirst or urination,
- swelling of the hands or feet, or
- tingling of the hands or feet.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Gazyva?
Common side effects of Gazyva include:
- infusion reactions,
- high blood pressure (hypertension),
- low white blood cell counts,
- low platelet counts, and
- low red blood cell counts
What is Rituxan?
Rituxan (rituximab) is a cancer medication used in combination with other cancer medicines to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Rituxan is also used in combination with another drug called methotrexate to treat symptoms of adult rheumatoid arthritis.
What is Gazyva?
What Drugs Interact With Rituxan?
Rituxan may interact with cisplatin, adalimumab, auranofin, azathioprine, cyclosporine, etanercept, infliximab, leflunomide, minocycline, sulfasalazine, blood pressure medications, or medication to treat malaria.
What Drugs Interact With Gazyva?
Gazyva may interact with other drugs.
Gazyva may also interact with atropine, belladonna, benztropine, dimenhydrinate, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bladder or urinary medicines, bronchodilators, irritable bowel medicines, or ulcer medications.
How Should Rituxan Be Taken?
Rituxan is administered under a physician's supervision. The dose of Rituxan varies depending on the disorder being treated and the number of infusions (doses) needed.
How Should Gazyva Be Taken?
Each dose of Gazyva is 1000 mg, administered intravenously, with the exception of the first infusions in cycle 1, which are administered on day 1 (100 mg) and day 2 (900 mg).
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