Brand name Ristova 100mg , Generic name : Rituximab , Manufacturer : Roche
Ristova (Rituximab)belongs to a group of cancer drugs known as monoclonal antibodies. This helps the body’s immune system to recognise the cancer cells and destroy them.
Ristova (Rituximab) locks onto a protein called CD20, which is found on the surface of white blood cells called B-lymphocytes or B-cells. This triggers the body’s immune system to attack the cells and destroy them.
Ristova (Rituximab) destroys both abnormal (malignant) and normal B-cells. However, the body can replace normal B-cells that are damaged so their numbers recover once treatment is over.
Usage : Ristova (Rituximab)is given as a drip into a vein (intravenous infusion).
Side effects : flu-like symptoms, such as headache, feeling flushed, having a fever, chills, or dizziness ,feeling sick,red, warm and itchy bumps on the skin (like nettle rash) ,a feeling of swelling in the lips, tongue or throat,breathlessness, wheezing, a cough or sudden difficulty in breathing,pain in your back or tummy,chest tightness or chest pain,Low blood pressure,Tumour pain