Reply To: rituxin (again)

March 31, 2012 at 1:19 am

sanjay—did you stop the ivig now that you are on the Imuran? the downside of the rituxin verses some of the other immunosuppressants to me is that it does not come in pill form. the rituxin too can take up to 12 weeks to see any improvement.
My Dr hasn’t gotten back to me with dates and rx yet for the rituxin, she is waiting for imput from another Dr (Dyck) at mayo who i saw in june. For all i know after talking to him, she could decide on a different immunosuppressant. I really don’t care which one, I just feel it’s time to start one, because the ivig is only keepimg me from getting worse–but not improving. im hoping by adding the immunosuppressant it may help.
keep posting here with your imuran experience—i would be interested to see how it’s working. Good luck with it–I hope it works for you 🙂 3x a week is a lot for ivig, how long have you been having it that often? I am doing the loading dose every 6 weeks right now. Not too bad, but yes–being off it would be great!!