What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Rituxan Vial to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Not Recommended: HUMAN DATA SUGGESTS THAT B-LYMPHOCYTOPENIA LASTING UP TO SIX MONTHS
If you are NURSING
- Absolute Contraindication: DISCONTINUE BREASTFEEDING UNTIL CIRCULATING DRUG LEVELS NO LONGER DETECTABLE
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: General-Increased risk of Grade 3-4 reactions, including serious infections, malignancies and cardiovascular events in the elderly. Cardiovascular-Increased risk for supraventricular tachycardia, Pulmonary-Increased incidence of pneumonia, and pneumonitis.
Giving Rituxan Vial to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Potential risk for prolonged immunosuppression/hypogammaglobulinemia. Safety and efficacy not established in age < 2 years.
- management or monitoring precaution: Risk for prolonged immunosuppression/hypogammaglobulinemia.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.