Rituxan (rituximab) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderate to severe Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with another prescription medicine called methotrexate.
Rituxan is administered intravenously. One course of treatment includes 2 infusions given 2 weeks apart. Infusions generally take 4 to 6 hours. Rituxan is typically administered every 6 months, or based on your doctor’s evaluation of your symptoms. If your symptoms return before it’s time for your next course, you and your physician may decide to treat earlier (but no sooner than 4 months).
Your doctor should check you for Hepatitis B before starting Rituxan.
Your doctor may give you certain medicines before infusions to help reduce side effects such as acetaminophen and/or diphenhydramine HCI.
Potential Side Effects
The most common side effects during treatment with Rituxan are infusion related reactions, infections (may include fever, chills), body aches, tiredness and nausea.
For a full list of potential side effects, please see the Important Safety Information and Medication Guide on the Rituxan website.
Before you attend your first appointment at Sage Infusion, please make sure to review the documents below. The Patient Consent Form and HIPAA Privacy Authorization Form need to be filled out and signed ahead of your appointment, whereas the Notice of Privacy Practices, Patient Rights and Responsibilities, and Appointment Lateness and Cancelation are for reference only. Please contact us if you have any questions!
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Notice of Privacy Practices
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Appointment Lateness and Cancelation
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