Reply To: Rituximab
I had 4 weekly doses, 600mg each, of Rituximab. No side effects at all, except for the ones caused by the Decadron (20mg) that is usually infused with the Rituxan. As with all steroids, I felt tired, with frequent heartburn, and hungrier than usual. Not bad at all. Aside from my known side effects to steroids, Rituxan was a walk in the park. I am back on IVIg since Rituxan is not expected to have any effect until the 6th week after infusion and up to 4 months after treatment ( according to Neuro ). For what I have read side effects can be serious but are very rare. Good luck!