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Rituxan

Rituxan

I have been on Rituxan for about 3 years now with great success. Suddenly and no real prior warning i feel Rituxan has stopped working. This is common in my RA treatment. Has anyone else experienced a waning effect of Rituxan? Is it possible i just have a bad batch? I have my infusion in September. It is seriously messing me up.

A myRAteam Member said:

I have heard that this happens with many medications. they may work well for a while and just quit helping. I have no idea why.

posted almost 5 years ago

Rituxan

Rituxan

I have Blue Cross Advantage, and Rituxan isn't on the list and they won't cover Rituxan. I called Mutual of Omaha and they wouldn't help me change my insurance to one that would due to my medical history. Don't know what to do. My Ra doc said to call them. The insurance company told me to call Medicare directly in mid October.

I'm losing my eyesight due to autoimmune system chewing up my retinas. Any Suggestions?

A myRAteam Member said:

My Anthem Healthkeepers POS policy states that Rituxan can only be given if you meet the criteria posted below. Anthem is part of Blue Cross Blue Shield… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Will Be Having First Rituxan Infusion In A Few Weeks And Wonder What To Expect?

Will Be Having First Rituxan Infusion In A Few Weeks And Wonder What To Expect?

A myRAteam Member said:

No I wasn't. It didn't really kick in until the second dose.I really felt good for Seven months before I started to feel like I needed it again. I have… read more

posted over 5 years ago

Do Any Of You Have Another Auto Immune Disease Besides RA? & Have You Taken Rituxan?

Do Any Of You Have Another Auto Immune Disease Besides RA? & Have You Taken Rituxan?

I was DX'd in 2007 with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia a rare form of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and treated with Rituxan which I understand is also used to treat RA I have been in remission since 2007 but will probably need treatment again within the year.

A myRAteam Member said:

I have 5 autoimmune disorders

posted about 1 month ago

Anyone Have Positive Results With Rituxan? How Bad R The Side Effects?

Anyone Have Positive Results With Rituxan? How Bad R The Side Effects?

I have tried many Biologics & my Rheumy wants me to think about Rituxan. The info she gave me scared even this "old" nurse. All of the Biologics I've tried r via shot. I've never tried the IV way.

A myRAteam Member said:

I am in the same situation as you were two years ago, Lisa. I was on Remincade 15 years ago and developed breast cancer. Now my new rheumatologist wants… read more

posted about 3 years ago

I'm Curious About Rituxin. Has Anyone Been On It?

I'm Curious About Rituxin. Has Anyone Been On It?

Can you tell me if it is an infusion or a weekly injection? Did it work for you?

A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on Rituxan since 2009. It has worked very well for me when nothing else has. I get two infusions spaced 2 weeks apart every 6 months. It… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Rituxan Side Effects

Rituxan Side Effects

Does anyone else get a huge flare in pain on the day they get Rituxan? I find it starts about 2-3hrs after finishing and gradually improves over a few days. I used to get it after Actemra as well but not as severe. My rheum says that this isn't due to the treatment but it happens every time.

A myRAteam Member said:

I get a flare in pain right after the Embrel Injection.

posted about 4 years ago

I'm Sure It's Been Asked Before But Is Anyone On Rituximab?

I'm Sure It's Been Asked Before But Is Anyone On Rituximab?

I finally got my rheumatologist to agree to Rituxan infusions. My triple therapy isn't working at all and my CRP is still almost 30. Every month new joints are being affected. This month it's my elbows. OUCH!! So I'm wondering who's been treated with Rituxan and how it's going? Side effects? Thanks!!

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member I'm thinking it might come to that. I swear I never realized how much an elbow can hurt!!!

posted over 2 years ago