Activate Now
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

For veterans with Gulf War Illness, an explanation for the unexplainable symptoms

Acupuncture reduces hot flashes in breast cancer survivors

SURVEY: Has Your Illness Affected What You Eat?

Recent Research on Gulf War illness and other health problems in veterans of the 1991 Gulf War: Effe...

DePaul Study Recruiting Participants

Cocoa flavanols lower blood pressure and increase blood vessel function in healthy people

Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil Associated with Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

Chemical exposure linked to rising diabetes, obesity risk

Researchers find 'dormant' parasite cysts are actually quite active

Evidence for abnormal cytokine expression in Gulf War Illness: A preliminary analysis of daily immun...

Print Page
Email Article

Trial of 5-Minute Subcutaneous Rituximab Injection: Positive Results

  [ 7 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ] • December 10, 2012

Dec 8: Basil, Switzerland-based Roche pharmaceuticals company reports positive results from two international phase III trials of its MabThera – a form of rituximab that can be injected under the skin rather than delivered intravenously.

Rituximab is used to treat illnesses involving overactive or dysfunctional immune B cells, such as lymphomas, and some autoimmune disorders such as RA; and, according to pilot trials may benefit at least a subset of ME/CFS patients. (For background click here.)

The MabThera studies suggest this subcutaneously delivered rituximab, submitted for approval to the European Medicines Agency on Dec 4:

• Requires much less patient time in an infusion center (5 minutes vs. 2-1/2 hours for administration)

• Delivers comparable (“noninferior”) concentrations in the blood vs the IV mode of administration, with similar, mostly mild to moderate adverse event and administration related reactions.

• Based on an exploratory switch from IV to subcutaneous administration, does not appear to compromise proven response rates (in this case anti-lymphoma efficacy).

• And as a ready-to-use formulation should reduce pharmacy and staff preparation and administration time.

Source: Based on Roche press release, Dec 8, 2012. For full details, go to

Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 

[ Be the first to comment on this article ]

Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia & Lyme Disease treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life' Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life'
Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle
Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH
Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints
The Remarkable Benefits of Reishi Medicinal Mushrooms The Remarkable Benefits of Reishi Medicinal Mushrooms

What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Causes
Fibromyalgia Treatments
Fibromyalgia Diet
Fibromyalgia Medications
M.E. & CFS
What is M.E./CFS?
M.E./CFS Diagnosis
M.E./CFS Symptoms
M.E./CFS Causes
M.E./CFS Treatments
M.E./CFS Diet
M.E./CFS Medications
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme Disease Diagnosis
Lyme Disease Symptoms
Lyme Disease Causes
Lyme Disease Treatments
Lyme Disease Diet
Lyme Disease Medications
M.E. & CFS
Lyme Disease
General Health
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing