Composition Rituximab Injection
Substitutes Reditux 500mg 1s,Ristova 500mg 1s
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Medicine Overview of Ikgdar 500mg 1s Injection
Uses of Ikgdar 500mg 1s Injection
Ikgdar 500 mg Injection is used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), blood cancer (Chronic lymphocytic leukemia) and rheumatoid arthritis.
Ikgdar 500mg 1s Injection side effects
Headache, Weakness, Edema (swelling), Infection, Hair loss, Itching, Chills, Febrile neutropenia, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Infusion reaction.
How to use Ikgdar 500mg 1s Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Ikgdar 500mg 1s Injection works
Ikgdar 500 mg Injection is a monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to receptors on cancer cells. Thus it flags the cancer cells for destruction by the body’s immune system.
In Depth Information on Ikgdar 500mg 1s Injection
Expert advice for Ikgdar 500mg 1s Injection
- Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any severe skin and mouth reactions: painful sores or ulcers on the skin, lips, or mouth; blisters; rash; or peeling skin.
- Use rituximab with extreme caution in children and elderly.
- Rituximab may cause a serious viral infection of the brain or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy that can lead to disability or death. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any change in your mental state, decreased vision, or problems with speech or walking.
- Take precautions if you have or had any of the following medical conditions: hepatitis infection (rituximab could be fatal in such cases), any other infection such as (herpes, shingles, cytomegalovirus, etc.), systemic lupus erythematosus, heart problems (such as angina, palpitations or heart failure), lung disease or breathing problems, taken medicines which affect your immune system (such as chemotherapy or immune-suppressive medicines) or used certain arthritis medicines.
- You may be asked to stop taking medicines for high blood pressure 12 hours before you receive rituximab as it may cause a fall in the blood pressure.
- Avoid activities that may cause bruising or injury as rituximab may reduce the number of clot-forming cells (platelets) in your blood.
- You may be monitored with regular blood tests before and during the treatment with rituximab to monitor your condition or check for side effects.
- Do not receive live vaccine (such as measles, mumps, rubella and others) while using rituximab, and avoid contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine as there are chances that the virus could be passed on to you.
- Use effective method of contraception while using and after 12 months after your last treatment with rituximab.
Ikgdar 500mg 1s Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Ikgdar 500mg 1s Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ikgdar 500 mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Ikgdar 500 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Ikgdar 500 mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Ikgdar 500 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ikgdar 500 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Ikgdar 500 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor. Use of Ikgdar 500 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with the active liver disease or those who had viral hepatitis as it can reactivate the infection.
What if you miss a dose of Ikgdar 500mg 1s Injection?
If you miss a dose of Ikgdar 500 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.