Starting Rituximab Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis: A Patient’s Perspective

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In Sweden, researchers reported in an observational study that Mabthera (rituximab), a widely approved drug for treating lymphoma and/or rheumatoid arthritis, is highly effective in treating multiple sclerosis (MS) and is increasingly being used outside of its approved indications to treat relapsing-remitting MS patients.

In this video from MommyGeeksOut, follow her in one of her multiple sclerosis (MS) diaries and learn how “Mommy” started on Rituximab treatment for MS.

“After having to stop Tysabri treatments last fall because I tested positive for the JC virus and was a high risk for a brain infection, I had to change MS therapies. I tried and failed with Gilenya and Tecfidera so Rituximab also known as Rituxan is my last hope! Here is the vlog of my first treatment!”

Learn more about this: Lymphoma Drug, Rituximab, Highly Effective in Treating Relapsing MS.

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One comment

  1. Geof says:

    After more than 8 years of tysabri, I too had to switch as my titer counts for progressively worse. I had my first rituxan infusion yeaterday, and the worst side effects are from the solumedrol not the rituxan. Looking at the research, rituxan looks to be nearly as effective as tysabri. I can only hope.

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