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Has Anyone Taken Rituxan

Has Anyone Taken Rituxan

Now on top of all my medications I'm going to be taking Rituxan. I was wondering what is anyone's experience with it.

posted May 17, 2016
A MyLupusTeam Member

Rituxan is a medication that is infused into your veins. The reason why my doctor decided to use this medication is because my lupus is SLE with a very complicated skin rash plus I have rheumatoid arthritis. I have tried almost everything and I take everything and it's only getting worse. It's starting to my digestive system my liver and my lungs so we decided to try an infusion medication. I've looked it up research it as much as I can but I was wondering if someone else has taken it and how they felt. Thanks for the reply I guess I'll have to really decide if it's worth it. It's just I get so frustrated from this pain and being so fatigue cause I can't sleep I don't know what to do anymore. 😞

posted May 18, 2016
A MyLupusTeam Member

I haven't had Rituxan but have had Cytoxin. My Mom has had the Rituxan. Both are for the same thing, to suppress your immune system and hopefully 'reset' it. It worked for me for 10 yrs after lupus nephritis. I think maybe Rituxan has fewer side effects. Good luck. You're in my thoughts and prayers!

posted May 18, 2016
A MyLupusTeam Member

Please keep us posted. You'll be in our thoughts & prayers. I hope you find comfort & healing w/whatever course of treatment you use.

posted May 30, 2016
A MyLupusTeam Member

It's a medication that you get through an IV.

posted May 20, 2016
A MyLupusTeam Member

What kind of infusion did you have?

posted October 20

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