Active ingredients: rituximab
What it is used for
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: RISTOVA is indicated for treatment of patients with: CD20 positive, previously untreated, Stage III/IV follicular, B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. CD20 positive, relapsed or refractory low grade or follicular, B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, CD20 positive, diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, in combination with chemotherapy. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia: RISTOVA is indicated for the treatment of patients with CD20 positive chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) in combination with chemotherapy. Rheumatoid Arthritis: RISTOVA (rituximab) in combination with methotrexate is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response or intolerance to at least one tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor therapy. RISTOVA has been shown to reduce the rate of progression of joint damage as measured by x-ray when given in combination with methotrexate. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's ) (GPA) and Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). RISTOVA in combination with glucocorticoids is indicated for the induction of remission in patients with severely active Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, also known as Wegener's granulomatosis) and Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). The efficacy and safety of retreatment with RISTOVA have not been established.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 30 Months.
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Clear to opalescent, colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient rituximab
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems