What is Rituxan?
Rituxan is a drug used to treat cancer. It functions by disrupting the development and proliferation of cancer cells in the body. The drug can also be prescribed to treat some non-cancerous diseases. It is administered intravenously by a healthcare provider. It is a prescription medication that can be taken alone or together with other drugs to treat these diseases:
- Pemphigus vulgaris (a severe autoimmune reaction that leads to blisters and degradation of the skin and mucous membranes) in adults.
- Rheumatoid arthritis in adults
- Granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis (rare conditions that lead to inflammation of blood vessels and other tissues in the body) in adults. It can also be seen in children older than 2 years.
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia in adults