Rituxan

Side Effects of Rituxan

Just like any medicine, Rituxan may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
 
Some of the most common side effects include but are not limited to:
 
  • Fever
  • Infections
  • Chills
  • Infusion reactions.
     
(Click Rituxan Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Rituxan can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Rituxan Drug Interactions).
 

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Prior to receiving an infusion of Rituxan, tell your healthcare provider if you have:
 
  • A history of tuberculosis or hepatitis B
  • Any current infection
  • Infections that come and go (such as cold sores)
  • Any disease that affects the immune system, such as diabetes, cancer, HIV, or AIDS
  • Plans to receive vaccinations
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • A certain type of chest pain known as angina
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Rituxan Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)
 
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