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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of rituximab intravenous.

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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
3/31/2009 11:06:46 PM

Reviewer: mjanecook29@gmail.com, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My husband was diagnosed in 1997 with RA tried Remicade,Enbrel,Arav, Kineret with little to no relief by 2005 he was on 2 canes almost unable to walk his hands were unable to make afist his Dr. told him of Rituxan in 2005 and he received his first treatment in March and second in May by the time of his second treatment he was on one cane and his hands were able to once again start to close now he ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
3/13/2009 1:34:36 PM

Reviewer: Starling, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I received my first infusion in April 2008. I am going to have my second inifusion within the next month, as some symptoms are returning. That's 11 months between treatments. I had no side effects at all. I take Arava 20 mg. every day. I feel so good I can barely remember how awful I felt. Prior to Rituxan, I tried Remicade and Embrel. Both were effective for a short time but did not la ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
2/24/2009 9:10:27 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I first received this drug for CLL & found it also controlled joint swelling & pain. At that time RA was suspected but not yet clinically diagnosed. I have had RA for several years now & this is the only drug I take. My insurance wouldn't pay for it for a while & I tried 3 other RA treatments of which none worked. Blue Cross of Al now has a policy for moderate to severe RA & ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
2/2/2009 5:38:55 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have severe RA with lupus that has been unresponsive to all other medications or I have had severe side effects from them. I have had 2 infusions and after 1 month I am at least now able to stay out of bed all day and seem to be improving slightly. I did have severe nausea for about a month but no other problems

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/18/2009 5:24:12 PM

Reviewer: acejim, 65-74 Male 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:
Other than spending several hours being infused, no problems.

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