Rituximab for Autoimmune Disease
After trying Imuran, Prednisone, and Methotrexate, I still have Polymyositis flares due to increase CK levels and muscle inflammation. Doctors tell me it's time to taper off Prednisone, but my CK goes crazy with elevation.
Has anyone tried Rituximab for Polymyositis or Lupus? If so, were you involved in a clinical trial, or did your insurance company approve payment for this medication. How did the drug work for anyone who tried it?