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What side effects can this medication cause?

Possible side effects from rituximab may include:

fever, rigors and chills
nausea
hives
fatigue
headache
itching
vomiting
decreased blood pressure
pain at the site of the tumor

Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

nausea or vomiting
weakness
headache
flushing
dizziness

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (including difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; low blood pressure; or hives)
lung problems (difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, increased coughing, or chest pain)
heart problems (irregular heart beats, chest pain)
little or no urine production (may indicate kidney problems)
unusual bleeding or bruising
fever or chills
a rash or skin reaction


Other side effects have also been reported. It is important that you discuss with your doctor any side effect that occurs during treatment with rituximab.

 

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