Your doctor will give you medicines before your treatment with RITUXAN HYCELA® (rituximab/hyaluronidase human). Medications commonly used before treatment include antihistamines, acetaminophen, and steroids.
Before each injection of RITUXAN HYCELA treatment, your doctor or nurse will ask you questions about your general health. Tell your doctor or nurse about any new symptoms. RITUXAN HYCELA is given as an approximately 5 minute subcutaneous injection at a clinic or infusion center. Subcutaneous injections are typically given with smaller needles than those used for intravenous infusions. You will receive your treatment as an injection under the skin in your abdomen. After receiving RITUXAN HYCELA, you will be monitored for at least 15 minutes to watch out for any side effects.
The RITUXAN HYCELA administration time does not include the amount of time required for chemotherapy administration.
RITUXAN HYCELA® (rituximab/hyaluronidase human) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with:
You can only receive RITUXAN HYCELA after you receive at least 1 full dose of intravenous (IV) RITUXAN® (rituximab). Read the IV RITUXAN Medication Guide for more information about severe infusion reactions, which usually happen during the first dose with IV RITUXAN
RITUXAN HYCELA is not for use to treat medical conditions other than cancers
It is not known if RITUXAN HYCELA is safe and effective in children
RITUXAN HYCELA can cause serious side effects that can lead to death, including:
Skin reactions at or near the injection site (local), including injection site reactions can happen with RITUXAN HYCELA. Symptoms at or near the injection site may include: pain, swelling, hardness, redness, bleeding, itching, and rash. These reactions sometimes happen more than 24 hours after an injection of RITUXAN HYCELA
Tell your healthcare provider or get medical help right away if you get any of these symptoms during or after an injection of RITUXAN HYCELA: hives (red itchy welts) or rash; itching; swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face; sudden cough; shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or wheezing; weakness; dizziness or feeling faint; palpitations (feeling like your heart is racing or fluttering); chest pain; fever; chills or shaking chills
RITUXAN HYCELA can cause serious side effects, including:
Your healthcare provider will stop treatment with RITUXAN HYCELA if you have severe, serious, or life-threatening side effects.
The most common side effects of RITUXAN HYCELA in people with:
Before receiving RITUXAN HYCELA, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
These are not all of the possible side effects with RITUXAN HYCELA. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. Please see the full Prescribing Information, including BOXED WARNINGS and Medication Guide, for additional Important Safety Information.
You may report side effects to the FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555.
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