Cytomab 500mg Injection 1


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RITUXIMAB 500MG
By Alkem Laboratories Ltd
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M.R.P.: Rs.38,541.44
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What is CYTOMAB 500mg Injection used for?

CYTOMAB 500mg Injection is used for the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and rheumatoid arthritis.

CYTOMAB 500mg Injection may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does CYTOMAB 500mg Injection work?

CYTOMAB 500mg Injection belongs to a class of drugs called monoclonal antibodies. It helps in destroying the tumour cells by specifically binding to its receptors. This triggers the immune system and destroys the cancer cells.

CYTOMAB 500mg Injection reduces the inflammation and damage of the joints by binding to the receptors on the B lymphocytes (inflammatory mediators). This improves the joint mobility and reduces the joint pain.  

How to administer CYTOMAB 500mg Injection ?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.

CYTOMAB 500mg Injection injection is administered only under the supervision of a healthcare provider. Do not self-medicate.

If you miss a dose of CYTOMAB 500mg Injection , consult your doctor immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with CYTOMAB 500mg Injection ?

The drugs that interact with CYTOMAB 500mg Injection are:

  • Cholecalciferol
  • Cyanocobalamin
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Duloxetine
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Levothyroxine
  • Pregabalin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of CYTOMAB 500mg Injection ?

The following are the most common side effects of CYTOMAB 500mg Injection :

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Increased thirst
  • Throat pain

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Swelling of the hands and feet
  • Increased urination
  • Painful urination
  • Muscle spasms
  • Trouble breathing

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using CYTOMAB 500mg Injection ?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on CYTOMAB 500mg Injection
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol while on CYTOMAB 500mg Injection
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if CYTOMAB 500mg Injection causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Keep the medicine away from children.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What should you tell your doctor before using CYTOMAB 500mg Injection ?

  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to CYTOMAB 500mg Injection .
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing depression, liver or heart diseases.

Frequently Asked questions about CYTOMAB 500mg Injection

  1. How long does it take for CYTOMAB 500mg Injection to work?
  2. Usually, two intravenous infusions are administered with a gap of two weeks, and this is repeated based on the severity of the condition. However, if you begin to respond to CYTOMAB 500mg Injection , you may feel better within 2 – 16 weeks.

  3. Is it common to develop persistent pain or redness at the site of CYTOMAB 500mg Injection injection?
  4. The occurrence of pain or redness is rare with CYTOMAB 500mg Injection injection. However, please consult your doctor immediately.

  5. What are the overdose symptoms of CYTOMAB 500mg Injection ?
  6. The overdose symptoms of CYTOMAB 500mg Injection include rash, redness, allergic reaction, muscle stiffness and dizziness. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of the above symptoms.

  7. Can I receive vaccination while on CYTOMAB 500mg Injection ?
  8. No, it is not advisable to get vaccinated while using CYTOMAB 500mg Injection . Please consult your doctor.

  9. Is it safe to use CYTOMAB 500mg Injection in case of thrombocytopenia?
  10. No, do not use CYTOMAB 500mg Injection if you have any blood disorders, such as thrombocytopenia. Please inform the doctor about your medical history.

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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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