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carolerobson posted:
My daughter has had a rituximab infusion 10 days ago, since then she has come off her previous biologic injectio,n steroids sulphozisodine etc, her RA is flaring causing pain and stiffness. Vanessa is going for the follow up infusion in 12 days.
Is it normal for RA symptoms to be worse after infusion before they get better?
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Scott Zashin, MD responded:
Whenever I switch drugs in my practice, I always have a concern that while a new drug is needed, it will not be as effective as the prior medication. That being said, it sometimes takes a little while for the new medication to kick in. It would be worthwhile for your daughter to discuss her symptoms with her treating doctor to get their thoughts.