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Generic Name : LENALID-5
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Uses For lenalidomide (For Sale In India Only)

Lenalidomide is used to treat anemia (low red blood cells) in patients with a certain type of myelodysplas...

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Description

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Uses For lenalidomide (For Sale In India Only)



Lenalidomide is used to treat anemia (low red blood cells) in patients with a certain type of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) called 5q MDS. Patients with this type of MDS may have very low red blood cell counts and require blood transfusions.



Lenalidomide is also used in combination with dexamathasone to treat multiple myeloma (plasma cell cancer) in patients who have received at least one prior therapy.



Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, lenalidomide is used in certain patients with the following medical condition:



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Doses

Doses

or oral dosage form (capsules):
For anemia in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome:
+ Adults—10 milligrams (mg) once a day, taken with water. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed.
+ Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
For multiple myeloma:
+ Adults—25 milligrams (mg) once a day, taken with water. lenalidomide may be taken together with dexamethasone. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed.
+ Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Warning & Precautions

Warning & Precautions

Precautions While Using lenalidomide
It is very important that your doctor check your progress closely while you are using lenalidomide to see if it is working properly and to allow for a change in the dose. Blood tests may be needed to check for any unwanted effect
Multiple myeloma, first-line treatment, in combination with dexamethasone (treatment of bone marrow cancer; used together with dexamethasone).

Side Effects

Side Effects
Your doctor will want to see you every 4 weeks for pregnancy tests if you have a regular menstrual cycle, and every 2 weeks if you have an irregular cycle.
Call your doctor for emergency contraception information if you think you are pregnant or, for males, if you think that your sexual partner may be pregnant.
Seek medical attention if you develop any shortness of breath, chest pain, or arm or leg swelling.

Storage

Storage
Proper Use of lenalidomid
Take lenalidomide exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. Also, do not stop taking lenalidomide without checking with your doctor first. Direct any questions to your doctor or pharmacist before starting lenalidomide therapy. .
You should take the necessary precautions to avoid pregnancy while taking lenalidomide. Use one highly effective form of birth control plus an additional effective form of birth control at the same time, if abstinence is not the chosen method. Begin this 4 weeks before starting lenalidomide and continue it for 4 weeks after stopping the medication.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about what you need to do.
Swallow the capsule whole, do not break, chew, or open it.
It is important that you have blood tests at regular intervals. Keep all appointments with your doctor for the tests.
It is important that you have pregnancy tests at regular intervals.
Male patients, even those who have had a vasectomy, must use a latex condom during sexual contact with a female patient.
Male patients: Do not donate semen or sperm while taking lenalidomide.
Do not donate blood while taking lenalidomide.
You should not share this medication with anyone, even if someone else has similar symptoms.
Dosing
The dose of lenalidomide will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of lenalidomide. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
For oral dosage form (capsules):
For anemia in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome:
+ Adults—10 milligrams (mg) once a day, taken with water. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed.
+ Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
For multiple myeloma:
+ Adults—25 milligrams (mg) once a day, taken with water. lenalidomide may be taken together with dexamethasone. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed.
+ Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

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