CD20 Antibodies Drug Class

CD20 Antibodies are a drug family that can be used to treat diseases like non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, rheumatoid arthritis and leukemia. CD20 antibodies affect CD20 molecules which are present on the surface of white blood cells. They form a calcium channel and, in the event of a mutation, can allow cancerous growth to accumulate. CD20 antibodies can stop inappropriate growth through a few different mechanisms. They can attach themselves to CD20 cells so that our immune system can find and destroy the cells. They can be joined with chemotherapy: in this case, the antibodies act as a magnet for malignant cells. When combined with CD3 antibodies, they can also link together T-cells and cancerous cells, giving the T-cells a chance to stop the growth.

CD20 Antibodies Drugs

Drugs that are classified as CD20 antibodies are listed below.

CD20 Antibodies Uses

CD20 antibodies are used to treat a variety of conditions.

  • Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

CD20 Antibodies Side Effects

Like any other drug, CD20 antibodies have their own collection of side effects. Below you will find some common side effects of CD20 antibodies. Note that not all side effects are listed. If you suffer from severe side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

  • Fever
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • High blood pressure
  • Blood clot
  • Allergic reaction

CD20 Antibodies Interactions

Like any other drug, CD20 antibodies may interact with other drugs and medications. Below you will find a list of drugs that may interact with CD20 antibodies. Note that not all possible interactions are listed.