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RITUXIMAB is a monoclonal antibody. It is used commonly to treat non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other conditions. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In RA, this medicine slows the inflammatory process and help reduce joint pain and swelling. This medicine is often used with other cancer or arthritis medications. Compare CD20 antibodies.
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Rituximab Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Report any side effects that you notice during your treatment right away, such as changes in your breathing, fever, chills, dizziness or lightheadedness. These effects are more common with the first dose.

Visit your prescriber or health care professional for checks on your progress. You will need to have regular blood work. Report any other side effects. The side effects of this medicine can continue after you finish your treatment. Continue your course of treatment even though you feel ill unless your doctor tells you to stop.

Call your doctor or health care professional for advice if you get a fever, chills or sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu. Do not treat yourself. This drug decreases your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.

This medicine may increase your risk to bruise or bleed. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice any unusual bleeding.

Be careful brushing and flossing your teeth or using a toothpick because you may get an infection or bleed more easily. If you have any dental work done, tell your dentist you are receiving this medicine.

Avoid taking products that contain aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, or ketoprofen unless instructed by your doctor. These medicines may hide a fever.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Abdominal or stomach pain

black, tarry stools

bleeding gums

bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet

blood in the urine or stools

blurred vision

body aches or pain

chest pain

confusion

convulsions

cough or hoarseness

difficulty with breathing

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

drowsiness

dry mouth

ear congestion

fever and chills

flushed, dry skin

fruit-like breath odor

headache

hives or welts, itching, or rash

increased hunger

increased thirst

increased urination

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

lower back or side pain

nausea

nervousness

noisy breathing

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

painful or difficult urination

pale skin

pinpoint red spots on the skin

pounding in the ears

slow or fast heartbeat

sneezing

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips

stuffy or runny nose

sweating

swelling of the tongue or throat

swollen glands

tightness of the chest

tingling of the hands or feet

troubled breathing with exertion

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

unusual weight gain or loss

vomiting

Less common

Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

blisters in the mouth

blisters on the trunk, scalp, or other areas

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feeling

burning, tingling, numbness or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs

decreased frequency and amount of urination

diarrhea

difficulty with moving

discouragement

feeling sad or empty

irregular heartbeat

irritability

joint or muscle pain

loss of appetite

loss of interest or pleasure

muscle cramps

muscle pain or stiffness

numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips

pain at the injection site

pain, swelling, or redness in the joints

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

red, itchy lining of the eye

redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

stabbing pain

trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach cramps

blue-yellow color blindness

blurred vision or other change in vision

burning or stinging of the skin

decreased vision

dilated neck veins

dry cough

extreme fatigue

eye pain, tearing

feeling of discomfort, illness, or weakness

irregular breathing

nosebleed

painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals

sensitivity of the eye to light

severe abdominal or stomach pain

severe vomiting, sometimes with blood

sores, welting, or blisters

swelling, stiffness, redness, or warmth around many joints

swollen and inflamed joints

swollen lymph glands

vision loss

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Fear

increased cough

lack or loss of strength

night sweats

throat irritation

Less common

Agitation or anxiety

change in taste

dry eyes

excessive muscle tone

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

heartburn

increase in body movements

lightheadedness

muscle tension

pain or redness at the injection site

sensation of spinning

sleepiness

swelling of the stomach

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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