Long time Rituxan user

June 12, 2008 at 8:43 am

Hi Allaug,
I began Rituxan treatments in 2003. I believe I was the “guinea Pig” for it’s use here. My doctor fought the insurance company for several months in order to get it approved. It’s been so long, but I believe my first treatment was a series of two. I have a pretty aggressive case of CIDP and prior to Rituxan I was getting lose dosage chemo for 15 months to turn it around. Rituxan has continued to keep the disease at bay and I have a pretty normal life. The first treatments lasted about 6 months, but since then my doctor has changed the doseage/schedule and I receive the treatments about every 10 weeks. After having a bad case of pneumonia, I also get IVIG about every 6 weeks. Rituxan has been wonderful for me. My doctor uses Rituxan for many of his patients here in Albuquerque, NM. Holler if you have any questions I can answer.