Who should not take Rituxan Vial?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • herpes simplex infection
  • disease caused by cytomegalovirus infection
  • infection caused by a fungus
  • pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii organism
  • severe infection
  • high amount of phosphate in the blood
  • low amount of calcium in the blood
  • high amount of potassium in the blood
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • decreased neutrophils a type of white blood cell
  • angina
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • stomach or intestine blockage
  • acute kidney failure
  • kidney disease with reduction in kidney function
  • pregnancy
  • a mother who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • Infection caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus
  • a rupture in the wall of the stomach or intestine
  • resolved hepatitis B
  • reactivation of hepatitis B infection
  • hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Hepatitis C
  • Progressive Disease in the White Matter of the Brain
  • Disease due to West Nile Virus
  • Parvovirus Infection


  • Ibritumomab Analogues

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