Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Rituxan
  2. Truxima

Descriptions


Rituximab injection is used alone or together with other medicines to treat a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). It helps the immune system destroy cancer cells. Rituximab injection is a monoclonal antibody.

Rituximab injection is used together with other medicines (eg, fludarabine cyclophosphamide) to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

Rituximab injection is used together with methotrexate to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It helps to keep joint damage from getting worse after other medicines (eg, adalimumab, etanercept, or infliximab) did not work well.

Rituximab injection is used together with steroids to treat granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). These are immune disorders that cause blood vessels to be inflamed.

Rituximab injection is also used to treat moderate to severe pemphigus vulgaris (PV), an immune disorder that causes painful blisters on the skin and mucous membranes.

This medicine is to be administered only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

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