What is R-CHOP protocol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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The chemotherapy regimen R-CHOP includes rituximab, cytoxan, hydroxydaunorubicin, oncovin, and prednisone/prednisolone. Dosing guidelines for chemotherapy protocols will vary by stage of disease and are determined by an oncology specialist based on the individual needs of the patient.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 140 5
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma 33 6
Follicular lymphoma 28 4
Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia 3 0
Doctor recommendation 1 0

Show all 6 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 6
Moderate 4
Mild 2
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with R-CHOP protocol

Side effect Patients Percentage
Nausea 5
Fatigue 4
Hair loss 4
Muscle weakness 2
Peripheral neuropathy 2
Abdominal cramps 1

Show all 29 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking R-CHOP protocol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 15
Did not seem to work 3
Other 3
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 22 patients who've stopped taking R-CHOP protocol

Duration

Stopped taking R-CHOP protocol

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 13
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking R-CHOP protocol after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Rituximab (Rituxan) 1

Patients stopped taking R-CHOP protocol and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Ibrutinib (Imbruvica) 1
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2 patient evaluations for R-CHOP protocol

Feb 12, 2014 (Started Mar 02, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for follicular lymphoma)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Worthwhile but perhaps the whole course not necessary and too arduous
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 2, 2008 (Started Mar 02, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for follicular lymphoma)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 29, 2011 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Advice & Tips: gave me various side effects( i.e. hiccups, loss of taste for certain foods, hair loss, weight loss, nausea, vomiting.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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