Rituxan Solution For Injection 10Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Rituxan: Solution for injection (10mg)

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What is this Medicine?

RITUXIMAB (ri TUX i mab) is a monoclonal antibody. It is used to treat non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In RA, this medicine slows the inflammatory process and help reduce joint pain and swelling. This medicine is often used with other cancer or arthritis medications.

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Rituxan 100mg/10ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 502420051
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL), Wegener's Granulomatosis, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL), Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), Multicentric Castleman's Disease (MCD), Pemphigus, Graft-versus-host Disease (GVHD), Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), Lupus Nephritis, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura, Burkitt's Lymphoma, Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) Infection, Multiple Sclerosis, Acquired Blood Factor Deficiency, Hemolytic Anemia

Storage Information
Diluted product is stable and sterile for 24 hours when stored refrigerated or at room temperature
Refrigerate (between 36 and 46 degrees F)
Discard product if it contains particulate matter, is cloudy, or discolored
Do not freeze
Discard unused portion. Do not store for later use.
Protect from direct sunlight
Rituxan 100mg/10ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Rituxan 100mg/10ml Solution for Injection

Antibody Formation Incidence:
1.0-23.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
2.0-14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Migraine Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Pancytopenia Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Flushing Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Nervousness Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
6.0-12.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
7.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Fluid Retention Incidence:
8.0-16.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Breathing Difficulties Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Hives Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Throat Irritation Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
10.0-13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
10.0-15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
10.0-17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Lightheadedness Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Gain Incidence:
11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nose Bleed Incidence:
11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Angioedema Incidence:
11.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Rhinitis Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Night Sweats Incidence:
15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
17.0-19.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
18.0-23.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
26.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nerve Pain Incidence:
30.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
31.0-62.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chills Incidence:
33.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Low Lymphocytes Incidence:
40.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
53.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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