Before receiving this medicine, make sure you understand all the risks and benefits from receiving the medicine. It is important for you to work closely with your doctor during your treatment.
You will receive this medicine while you are in a hospital or cancer treatment center. A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
Rituximab must be given slowly, so the needle will remain in place for a few hours. You may also receive medicines (eg, acetaminophen, antihistamines) to help prevent possible allergic reactions to the injection.
This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. It is very important that you read and understand this information. Ask your doctor about anything you do not understand.