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has anyone had side affects from Rituximab Infusions

I have had 2 lots of Rituximab infusions and was told it would also help with Neuropathy is this an experience any one has had

  1. Hmm, I’m not sure? I haven’t heard that before. But, several months ago I was having some symptoms in my feet that I thought might be neuropathy. I did read RA is a risk factor for neuropathy. My symptoms improved after my 3rd set of Ruxience infusions but I hadn’t correlated the two at the time. I wonder if the decreased inflammation and swelling calmed down the nerves? I Hope you get relief from your neuropathy. It’s such an illusive pain. Jo

    1. I've actually had this drug twice - once for rheumatoid arthritis and once for cancer. Both times I did have a bit of neuropathy but I was never told it would help with that. Even so, the neuropathy did go away but I can't say for sure if it was due to the Ritux... I do know that it does take a while for neuropathy to dissipate if it goes away at all, if that helps. Keep on keepin' on, DPM

      1. thankyou for your answer I am hoping it relieves this horrible condition

        1. You're most welcome! Please let us know if you need anything else. -Effie, team member

      2. Hi . I can't personally speak to the effects of Rituximab on neuropathy, but I can tell you that there is some research pointing towards a potential benefit. This article refers to evidence that "neuropathy associated with immunoglobulin (Ig)M gammopathy and anti-myelin-associated glycoprotein antibodies" can benefit from treatment with rituximab: This recent article discusses it as treatment for patients with chronic immune mediated neuropathy: Your doctors may be able to provide more information on the specifics of this research. Best, Richard ( Team)

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