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I know the side effects to look for while infusing Rituxan. My question is how does it effect the red count (H&H) after the infusion? Does it lower it as much as some other chemotherapy drugs or less? I can't find too much information regarding the red count and Rituxan.
Thanks for any info you guys can give me.
According to the literature that I have in the springhouse drug handbook
for nurses it says:Obtain regular CBC, may decrease, hemoglobin and WBC,
platelet and neutrophil counts. Other side effects include:leukopenia,thrombocytopenia,neutropenia, anemia. Decreased calcium, increased LDH.
I've only seen this drug given a few times, because I'm on a surgical
telemetry unit We don't give too much chemo. But I'm in a cancer center, so
all my pts. have cancer. We have specific chemotherapy drugbooks at work which I will check. If you go to medscape.com you might be able to get more info.