Reditux 100 mg & 500 mg

Description

Reditux is the trade name of a biosimilar version of ‘rituximab’, an anti-CD20 antibody used in the treatment of certain lymphomas, leukaemias and rheumatoid arthritis. Reditux is produced by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories,  one of India’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

Reditux used in the treatment of certain lymphomas, leukaemias and rheumatoid arthritis.

Drug Description:
Reditux belongs to a drug group called antineoplastic agent. The major component of this drug is rituximab. It may be used unaccompanied or together with other drugs for treating non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. This medicine is also given for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Contraindication

Reditux (Rituximab) is not meant for those who have a severe infection at present. This drug is also not recommended for patients having known hypersensitivity to any component in this medication or to rat or mouse protein. Patients who have RA and who have not formerly used some other medications (e.g., tumor necrosis factor [TNF] antagonists) should not receive this drug.

Additional Information

Direction for Using Reditux:
Discuss with your health care professional to know appropriate use of this drug. Follow his instruction to make most of it.
Rituximab is offered with a Medication Guide. Read and comprehend it carefully. Interpret it every time you need refilling of Rituximab.
Rituximab is offered in the form of an injection. You can receive it at hospital, or clinic.
Avoid using this drug if it has particles, is unclear or discolored, or if the vial is scratched.
Other medicines may be used before using Rituximab. It helps reduce the risk of an infusion reaction.
If you miss a dosage of this medicine, call your doctor without delay.
Keep this drug, syringes and needles, away from children and pets. Do not use them again after initial use.

Side Effects

Drug Interaction:

Reditux should not be used with several drugs as the concurrent use of these drugs would cause hazardous effects.If this drug is used with immunomodulatory drugs, it may enhance the antitumor activity of this medicine.
If this drug is used with other anti-cancer drugs, drugs for high blood pressure (e. G. , metoprolol, enalapril, verapamil), immunizations (e. G. , measles vaccines, oral polio), it may enhance the adverse effects.

Side Effects:
Some of the adverse effects induced by reditux include headache, swelling of face, nausea, dizziness, fever, chills, decrease in amount of urine, flushing, pain at the tumor site, cough, chest pain, sweating, mental or mood, chest pain, shortness of breath, vomiting or skin changes hair loss (alopecia), black stool, numbness, or burning of hands and feet, mouth or lip sores (mucositis), fatigue and weakness (asthenia), diarrhea, low blood pressure, joint and muscle pain etc.

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