Drug Profile


Alternative Names: MabThera SC; Rituxan Hycela; RITUXAN SC; Rituximab subcutaneous

Latest Information Update: 19 Jul 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Roche
  • Developer Halozyme Therapeutics; Roche
  • Class Antineoplastics; Glycoside hydrolases; Monoclonal antibodies; Polysaccharide lyases
  • Mechanism of Action Cell death stimulants; Immunostimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia; Diffuse large B cell lymphoma; Follicular lymphoma

Most Recent Events

  • 23 Jun 2017 Launched for Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (Combination therapy, First-line therapy, Second-line therapy or greater) in USA (SC)
  • 23 Jun 2017 Launched for Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (First-line therapy, Combination therapy) in USA (SC)
  • 23 Jun 2017 Launched for Follicular lymphoma (First-line therapy, Second-line therapy or greater) in USA (SC)
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