Reditux 500mg Injection

Reditux 500mg Injection

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Introduction

Reditux 500mg Injection is used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), rheumatoid arthritis, blood cancer (chronic lymphocytic leukemia), granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis.

Reditux 500mg Injection is given as an injection under the supervision of doctor. You must take it in a dose as advised by the doctor. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

The most common side effects of this medicine include headache, weakness, edema, infection, and hair loss. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with hepatitis B.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or planning surgery or vaccination or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Reditux Injection

Side effects of Reditux Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Reditux

  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Infection
  • Hair loss
  • Itching
  • Chills
  • Febrile neutropenia
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Infusion reaction
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)

How to use Reditux Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Reditux Injection works

Reditux 500mg Injection is a monoclonal antibody. It works by targeting the unwanted activity of immune cells (B cells) in rheumatoid arthritis and certain types of cancers.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Reditux 500mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Reditux 500mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Reditux 500mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Reditux 500mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Reditux 500mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Reditux 500mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Reditux 500mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Reditux 500mg 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 forget to take Reditux Injection?

If you miss a dose of Reditux 500mg Injection, please consult your doctor.