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MabThera is the first therapeutic monoclonal antibody to target cells that have the CD20 marker on their surface. These cells are central to many blood cancers, including common forms of lymphoma and leukaemia. MabThera attacks these cells both directly and together with the body’s immune system.1
In Bangladesh MabThera is approved for the following indications.2
MabThera/Rituxan IV/SC is indicated for the treatment of:
-- patients with relapsed or chemoresistant low-grade or follicular, CD20-positive, B cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
-- previously untreated patients with stage III-IV follicular lymphoma in combination with chemotherapy.
-- patients with follicular lymphoma as maintenance treatment, after response to induction therapy.
-- patients with CD20-positive diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in combination with CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone) chemotherapy.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia:
MabThera/Rituxan IV/SC in combination with chemotherapy is indicated for the treatment of patients with previously untreated and relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).
For more disease and medicine related queries you may discuss with your physician.
In Bangladesh MabThera is available as
- Vial of 100 mg/10 ml
- Vial of 500 mg/50 ml
- Vial of 1400 mg/11.7 ml
1. Global Website: Products - MabThera®/Rituxan® (rituximab). [Internet; cited 2018, November 08]. Retrieved from https://www.roche.com/products/product-details.htm?productId=b0eb216f-addf-4ed1-b01e-0b12fe0b1ef6
2. MabThera Product Information _ FE-English Ro 45-2294 _ December 2018