17 patient evaluations for Rituximab

Jul 24, 2008 (Started May 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Prevention of recurrence of disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Weekly
Advice & Tips: It's a painless infusion. You don't feel, taste, or smell anything.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: hair loss, hair thinning, nausea, hair curling, fatigue, fatigue

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Jul 4, 2008 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic lymphocytic leukemia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (crash)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: Make sure your providers are monitoring you closely. During my first course of chemo, my blood pressure crashed and I nearly flat-lined. To administer the complete the first day's dose took 8 hours compared with an anticipated 1 hour. Later cycles were easier.

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