Bexxar vs Rituxan for Lymphoma

Bexxar
Rituxan
(Rx)
Rituxan is an arthritis medication and a cancer medication.
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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June 27, 2003
November 26, 1997
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
2,029 Discussions
47,960 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cancer
#2 for Lymphoma
Bexxar is approved for Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cancer
#2 for RA
#3 for Lymphoma
#4 for Lupus
#5 for CLL
#7 for MS
#8 for Arthritis
Rituxan is prescribed for RA, Lymphoma, CLL and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that some patients take it for Lupus and MS, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Bex
Tiredness
7
Hypothyroidism
4
CLL
4
Leukemia
3
Hair Loss
3
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
3
Weight Loss
3
Allergy
2
Weakness
2
Nausea
2
Rit
Nausea
6
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
4
Hair Loss
4
Fever
4
Bleeding
4
Itching
3
Rash
3
Weight Gain
3
Shortness of Breath
2
Cough
2
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Tiredness
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Rit
7
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Hypothyroidism
Bex
Rit
4
0
CLL
Bex
Rit
4
0
Leukemia
Bex
Rit
3
0
Hair Loss
Bex
Rit
3
4
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Bex
Rit
3
0
Weight Loss
Bex
Rit
3
0
Allergy
Bex
Rit
2
0
Weakness
Bex
Rit
2
0
Nausea
Bex
Rit
2
6
Nausea
Rit
Bex
6
2
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
Rit
Bex
4
0
Hair Loss
Rit
Bex
4
3
Fever
Rit
Bex
4
0
Bleeding
Rit
Bex
4
0
Itching
Rit
Bex
3
0
Rash
Rit
Bex
3
0
Weight Gain
Rit
Bex
3
0
Shortness of Breath
Rit
Bex
2
0
Cough
Rit
Bex
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Rituxan during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Bexxar and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Rituxan and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Concentrate: 10 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Tositumomab Iodine-131 , Tositumomab
Rituximab
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Bexxar and Rituxan: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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