Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderPrior to receiving an infusion of rituximab, tell your healthcare provider if you have:
- A history of tuberculosis or hepatitis B
- Any current infection
- Infections that come and go (such as cold sores)
- Any disease that affects the immune system, such as diabetes, cancer, HIV, or AIDS
- Plans to receive vaccinations
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- A certain type of chest pain known as angina
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Rituxan and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Rituxan and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Rituximab to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)
Dosing Information for RituximabThe dose of rituximab your healthcare provider recommends may vary, depending on several factors, such as:
- The medical condition being treated
- Your height and weight
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you are taking.
(Click Rituximab Dosage for more information.)