What is Truxima?

Truxima is a Rituxan biosimlar therapy that targets CD20 protein antigens on B-cells, a type of white blood cell.

When B cells find an infection or other foreign invader in your body, they trigger the release of antibodies meant to destroy germs and viruses. 

Although B-cells play a vital role in your immune system, they can become infected and fight against your body. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and chronic lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) are blood cancers that alter B-Cells, causing them to fight against your own body. 

It is unclear exactly how Rituxan works, but researchers believe that other white blood cells to attack infected B cells through recruiting macrophages or by causing antibody- dependent cellular toxicity.

While effective when used a longside other cancer treatments, Truxima is also shown to be effective in treating a variety of autoimmune diseases through limiting the amount of overactive B-cells that are attacking healthy tissues in the body. 

What does Truxima Treat?

  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma 
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA)
  • Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)

Side Effects

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Fever
  • Headaches and earaches
  • Cold sores
  • Pain during urination
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
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Infusion Duration

1-2 hours

Infusion Cycle

As prescribed by a physician

What to Expect During Your Infusion

Before your infusion, it is important to drink plenty of water and come to your appointment hydrated. Additionally, you must alert us as soon as possible to any changes in your insurance to ensure that we are still an in-network provider for your infusion therapy.

  1. Your dedicated Infusion nurse will check your vitals and review your medical history to check for improvements or potential side effects of your infusion therapy. 
  2. Your nurse will begin your infusion and check in on you periodically during your treatment. 
  3. After your infusion, your nurse will monitor you for 30 minutes to ensure you do not have any complications or reactions to the infusion therapy. 

Why patients choose Pure to receive their Truxima infusion

At Pure Infusion Suites®, we create an unmatched patient experience, improve healthcare outcomes and lower the cost of care.

Safe & Private Suites

  • Comfortable, private rooms with a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere
  • 55” TVs with Netflix, Wifi, drinks, snacks, meals & more

Expert Medical Staff

  • Certified FNPs & infusion nurses on-site
  • Insurance pre-authorizations & re-authorizations
  • Patient lab work

Patient Assistance

  • Co-pay assistance & other financial aid programs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Easy & convenient parking

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