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Rituximab


Trade Names: 
Rituxan®

Possible Uses: 
Use to treat non-Hodgkin's B-Cell lymphomas that express the CD-20 receptor on the tumor. The drug can also be used to treat graft vs host disease. Also approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Drug Interactions: 
Echinacea

Possible Side Effects: 
Possible severe reactions during the infusion; mild nausea or vomiting,decreased white blood cells and platelets. Weakness,dizziness, anxiety, low blood pressure, diarrhea, back pain, muscle aches. Reactivation of previous viral infections.
Last updated on 02/01/2010