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Rituxan

Rituxan

My Dr wants me to try rituxan after years of Copaxone. Just concerned about side effects...

A MyMSTeam Member said:

For me the same as Kate. You just need down time to let it work through, I am not allowed the down time. You could do well on it.

posted almost 4 years ago

How Safe Is Taking Rituxan

How Safe Is Taking Rituxan

I’m in the mix of changing my MS medication. Been off meds since December. I’m not a fan of injections anymore. Rituxan was recommended even though the JC virus was positive with me. The more I read about this is scary. Is there anyone else going through this or so more questions I should be asking.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

JimmyB, thanks for rhat. Yes, Im scared because of the risk of catching Covid while on Rituxan. The other potential side effects dont bother me as much as Covid infection. But great news about the… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Rituxan To Get In Remission

Rituxan To Get In Remission

I was diagnosed just less than one year ago with RR. I've never felt like I have actually "remitted" though. I switched doctors and finally confirmed my thoughts, as he too said "we need to get you into remission". I start Rituxan next week (day 1, day 14 and 6 months later) and will continue taking Copaxone 3x a week through it. Has anyone else used Rituxan to "get into remission"?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

@A MyMSTeam Member.. if rituxin is working for you,I would wait awhile before starting anew drug.. read the side effect profile of Ocrevus, and discuss with your dr..

posted over 5 years ago

Ocrevus How Long Is An Infusion?

Ocrevus How Long Is An Infusion?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Took my first half of dose today at the okc VA. Went in at 8 am took lab, and was at infusion clinic by 8:30. Got me all setup in a recliner and they looked at my lab to see if my white cell was up… read more

posted almost 5 years ago

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?

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… read more

posted about 3 years ago

Ritixan

Ritixan

Anyone here familiar with the Rituxan drug?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Understandable @A MyMSTeam Member it is very off setting to start something new. The fear it won't help and the false hope combined with the fear of side effects and what it's doing to your body… read more

posted about 8 years ago

Anyone On Rituxin

Anyone On Rituxin

Because of my latest relapse and lesion on the MRI last month my neurologist wants to change my dmd. I am on tecfidera currently. Kind bummed it's not working since I didn't have any side effects from it but then again maybe that should have been a sign it wasn't working for me.

Anyway, he wants me to consider either gilenya orrituxin. I've already had shingles twice so that rules out gilenya... Don't want to get it a third time. I've been doing research on rituxin (rituximab) and it seems… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I'm surprised Tysabri wasn't offered as it is approved for MS and similar mechanism of action as Rituxan.

posted over 6 years ago

Is Anyone On Rituxan? Has It Improved Symptoms?

Is Anyone On Rituxan? Has It Improved Symptoms?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

What is it? I've been on techfidera but starting to wonder if I'm allergic now

posted over 6 years ago

Retuximab Or Rituxan

Retuximab Or Rituxan

Trying to get a doctor to prescribe this. Is anyone on it & if so how did you get it prescribed?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Thank you guys. Found a doc to prescribe it. My insurance approved me for 1000mg but not the 100 I need. Called the maker & since it was prescribed & my insurance company daid no, they are supplying… read more

posted about 6 years ago

Rituximab

Rituximab

I have developed severe anemia causing 5 blood transfusions since late April. I have had two bone marrow biopsies. The specialist team has determined it is likely my Tysabri (even though I was taken off for 5 months with no significant increase in hemaglobin). My iron is normal, just my hemaglobin that is low, 6.2 last time I went in. I am starting prednisone for 4 weeks 60 mg a day and my doctor wants me to try rituximab. Has anyone tried rituximab and if so, what was your experience?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have MS and have not tried any DMDs. I also have Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia. The first line of treatment for that is Prednisone. I was on that up to 60 mg/day for almost 7 months with horrible side… read more

posted over 4 years ago