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Does Anyone Use Rituxan?

Does Anyone Use Rituxan?

In the research I have done, I rarely hear about anyone who is on Rituxan for MS! It makes me a little nervous since I haven’t heard many testimonials. I get an infusion every six months. I feel pretty good, but I am early in my diagnosis and not sure how much of it is the medicine. Does anyone get this treatment and has it worked for you?

posted over 3 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Yes! 4 years on Rituxan! Great med! No new lesions or progression. 29 years of MS and this is the best and easiest for me. 💜💪

posted over 3 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Well, my MS journey included 3 other DMDs prior to me taking Rituximab/Rituxan/Ritux. I actually went off all treatment because I didn't see the point in MS drugs as they made me feel slightly worse which I was told by yes doctors that this was a sign the meds were "working". I was convinced to try one last DMD. It was Ritximab and I have been very impressed. I actually caught a cold which I know sounds odd that I thought this was a good sign but I hadn't been real sick since I was 16 (I'm not 17 now ;) After a day after my first infusion, I was able to stand more confidently. All my MS related tests are having "better" results. I know MS drugs will work differently for different MS patients but do not take my Ritux away from me whatever you choose to call that med.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I used Rituxan to treat other autoimmune problems and it helped keep my exacerbation free. I now take Ocrevous, which is a updated version of Rituxan. I get an infusion every 6 months too. I believe it to be a good medicine

posted about 3 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I just started in May. Got a cold for a week after and I feel more tired now. But had no allergic reactions, etc. It is the same thing-give or take a couple added things- as Ocrevus. The patent ran out on Retuxan before it was approved for MS. So it was relabeled as Ocrevus, as I understand. It was Mostly used for RA, lupus and some cancers.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Hi, I've been doing tons of research myself because I'm newly diagnosed as well. I'd like to suggest you check out Doctor Aaron Boster on YouTube and view his playlists. He talks a lot about Rituxan and MS patients taking it! Hope this can help u!

posted over 3 years ago
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