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If you have chronic lymphocytic leukemia that has not adequately responded to certain other chemotherapy treatment, or if you cannot take other treatments, your healthcare provider may prescribe ofatumumab. This drug works by binding to an antigen found on certain cells in the body, which causes the immune system to attack and destroy the leukemia cells. On occasion, a healthcare provider may recommend using ofatumumab "off-label" to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
An Overview of Uses for OfatumumabOfatumumab (Arzerra®) is a prescription injectable medication approved for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in people who did not adequately respond to treatment with alemtuzumab (Campath®) and fludarabine (Fludara®). It is also approved for use in combination with chlorambucil in previously untreated people who are not considered good candidates for fludarabine-based treatment. It belongs to a group of medicines known as monoclonal antibodies.
- Frequent infections
- Weakness or tiredness
- Night sweats
- Pain in the bones or joints
- Weight loss
- Swollen lymph nodes.