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How effective is rituximab?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

When combined with methotrexate, rituximab is effective for reducing RA symptoms and disease activity for people who have not been helped by methotrexate alone or combined with TNF inhibitors. X-ray studies have shown that it slows joint damage. 

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