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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Rituxan IV.

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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
5/28/2009 12:09:25 AM

Reviewer: wes71, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
i have ra and have tried all other drugs to battle this hell, i have tried methotrexate,enbrel,remicade,etc. my first infusion went fine till the racing heart issue.and after a severe flare up 2 months ago i had the racing heart again, i had my 2cnd infusion today 500mg with NO steriods due to we think they contribute to the racing heart.i will post again soon to help let others know my expirence.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
4/22/2009 11:53:45 AM

Reviewer: kemmy, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
It sounds like I am in the majority when I had high hopes for this treatment to stop my RA disease progression and symptoms. After my second round of two treatments (the first only helped for 10 weeks), my rheumatologist is satisfied that the Rituxan has stopped the diseases progression, that is, the synovial inflammation that causes damage to the joints. Although I do feel better than on any othe ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
2/24/2009 3:44:10 PM

Reviewer: teresafromky, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I'm a 44 year old female who was diagnosed with RA 18 years ago. I was hoping this wonder drug would be the one that works for me. Unfortunately, I've had some tough side effects that aren't necessarily listed on the drug website. Extreme fatigue, swelling of the feet, coldness in my lower legs & feet, tremors, even joint pain have been my experience. It's been a month since my ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/7/2009 9:30:47 AM

Reviewer: vickichick, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I just started my second round of infusions. I have the second in this series in two weeks, then I'm done for another 6 months. This one went much smoother than the first round. I had an allergic reaction during my treatment and it took 6 hours to complete. I have to take Benadryl and Steroids along with the Rituxin. I slept most of my treatment from the Benadryl and then couldn't sleep th ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
11/9/2008 8:56:06 AM

Reviewer: btty, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am going through my 2nd set of treatment. My body usually hurts all over neck to toe. Treatment takes all this pain away. My only problem is feverish checks and lower temperature with chills. I find hot teas and resting it out for a day helps. Then wow no pain. I used all the other drugs from Enbrel to Orencia and they work very well but since my condition is full body I find this is the long ... Show Full Comment

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