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    Default Evusheld and Ritmuxin

    Hello folks - I have not been able to find this information so was hoping a fellow GPA person might be able to help. I had Evusheld in March. I have been one of those w/GPA that has had Rituxin every 6 months. Does Rituxin deplete the antibodies that Evusheld provides you? I had 3 vaccines plus booster and had no response. Thanks!

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    @Middlesista

    I asked Dr Villa Forte at Cleveland Clinic the same question. Short answer is that evusheld does not deplete rtx antibodies, but complements them.
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    Default Re: Evusheld and Ritmuxin

    If someone could be tested for antibodies, it wouldn’t hurt.

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    Thanks Pete!

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    Default Re: Evusheld and Ritmuxin

    Has anyone been tested for antibodies after the evusheld?

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    Default Re: Evusheld and Ritmuxin

    Are there tests for Evusheld antibodies?

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    Default Re: Evusheld and Ritmuxin

    Rituximab doesn't deplete your existing antibodies, it depletes your B cells which are needed to develop antibodies.
    According to my rheumy they don't interact with each other in any way. I am getting Evusheld the same day and in conjunction with my infusion.


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    Default Re: Evusheld and Ritmuxin

    Quote Originally Posted by gunnyl View Post
    Rituximab doesn't deplete your existing antibodies, it depletes your B cells which are needed to develop antibodies.
    According to my rheumy they don't interact with each other in any way. I am getting Evusheld the same day and in conjunction with my infusion.


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    Update
    I got the Evusheld injections in conjunction with my infusion a couple weeks ago. It was a really rough infusion cycle and took me longer than usual to recover.
    A week and a half later my son tested positive for covid and was symptomatic. I spent the better part of a day in a car with him two days before he presented with symptoms.
    I never presented with symptoms and never tested positive.


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    I had Evusheld in April - tested for the antibodies in June and I had them. I am in remission with Wegeners right now, have been for 2 years so no Rituxan right now. I have CLL now also to deal with. Had Covid in Jan. with long symptoms which lasted approx. 2 months (long-term fever). Get Evusheld again I believe in October.

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