Here is My Question:
I have a question having to do with taking vitamins and/or supplements to boost the immune system while on Rituximab for MS.
Would it be recommended to take vitamins/supplements and if so what should it be and at what dosage? In addition, how compromised is my immune system due to the Rituximab infusions?
There is little evidence to generally support vitamin supplementation for people with MS other than supplementation with vitamin D. Any further supplementation recommendations are based on actual or potential risks of vitamin deficiency. For instance, people who have undergone partial gastrectomy's should supplement with vitamin B12 and copper and people who are vegan or vegetarian may require additional B vitamin and mineral supplementation . Similarly, people with conditions likely related to vitamin or mineral deficiencies should be thoroughly evaluated and receive supplements as appropriate
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
University of California San Diego
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