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Because Rituxan (rituximab) is considered a "biologic" medication, it is subject to rules and laws that prevent any generic versions from being manufactured. However, these laws will probably be changed to allow for generic biologics to be made. When these rules change, patents could still protect Rituxan from generic competition, so it's hard to say when a generic form of the drug could become available.
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- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA).
It belongs to a group of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies, hence the "mab" (an acronym for "monoclonal antibody") at the end of the name "rituximab." This drug is administered intravenously (by IV).