Low white count with Rituxin

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My white count has been on a steady decline for the last year. Taking Rituxin every 4 months. Dr says that patients white counts usually don’t go down on Rituxin, but it’s listed as one of the side effects.  Anyone else ? Also, is it normal for the  PR3 to be normal one time and high the next without being in a flare?

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    I have taken Rituxin, twice, a year apart, not as often as you.

    I had no problem with my white blood count.  I believe it stayed the same, at

    least it was not "flagged" in my every 3 months blood test.

    Could it be something else is going on, best bet talk to your doctor about it, tell him you are concerned.

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      Dr says it’s the Rituxin and the solution is to add low dose Prednisone back.  Just seems like another pill is always the answer.   I was dx’d with GPA/Wegener’s 2 years ago and have taken Rituxin every 4 months since. I’m noticing in the UK that people generally don’t take it this long or often....
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