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

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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
11/26/2012 11:44:13 AM

Reviewer: Chris, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My RA was diagnosed about 5 years ago after many years of intense pain. I have tried everything from mthx, Enbrel, Oerencia, etc. None have worked. 6 weeks ago had first infusion of Rituxan. Had to stop infusion because of severe itching in ears and throat started closing up. They gave me more benadryl and steroids and added fluids to the Rituxan to dilute it. Next day I had swelling of face, seve ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
9/11/2012 9:38:13 PM

Reviewer: karen, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have few other issures so i am not sure if it work totaly

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/16/2012 11:56:43 AM

Reviewer: cathyinnovi, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was diagnosed with RA 1 yr ago. Prednisone was the only drug that gave me relief. I had 2 rounds of Rituxan 4 weeks ago & am still waiting for relief from the terrible pain in my knees & hips. I hope it kicks in soon!

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
6/21/2012 7:17:02 PM

Reviewer: Me, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have a pretty erosive form of RA with very high CRPs, RA factors, and sed rates when I was diagnosed 4 years ago. I tried Enbrel and Orencia with no improvement. I have been on Rituxan for nearly 3 years and now I sometimes forget I have RA. I get the itching throat reaction during the 1st infusion but not during the second. I feel a bit weak for the 1st few days but I have no side effects a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
3/5/2012 10:58:17 PM

Reviewer: linda, 45-54 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was prepared right in order to avoid side effects from Rituxan with steroidal IV and Benadryl first hour. 2 hr into Rituxan infusion I developed severe side effects, life threatening. If the excellent team of doctors and nurses wouldn't work on me with knowledge and experience, I wouldn't write here. Right after 2 hr into infusion I developed terrible itch in ear and scalp; in 2 sec burn ... Show Full Comment

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