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Lenalidomide

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Lenalidomide Benefits & Uses

Lenalidomide is used to treat the following -

Lenalidomide Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Lenalidomide

Lenalidomide

Lenalidomide Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Lenalidomide is used -

  1. Headache Mild
  2. Weakness
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Rash
  5. Respiratory Disorder
  6. Dizziness Rare
  7. Sleepiness
  8. Edema Common
  9. Loss of appetite
  10. Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  11. Weight gain
  12. Decreased Calcium Level
  13. Fatigue Common
  14. Fever Common
  15. Anxiety Common
  16. Muscle Ache Common
  17. Dry Skin
  18. Weight Loss
  19. Constipation Common
  20. Tremor
  21. Neuropathy
  22. Peripheral Edema

Lenalidomide Related Warnings

Is the use of Lenalidomide safe for pregnant women?

Lenalidomide should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

Severe

Is the use of Lenalidomide safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Lenalidomide may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Lenalidomide should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

Severe

What is the effect of Lenalidomide on the Kidneys?

Kidney can be affected by Lenalidomide. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Lenalidomide on the Liver?

There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Lenalidomide. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

What is the effect of Lenalidomide on the Heart?

Lenalidomide can have moderate side effects on the heart. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Lenalidomide with Other Drugs

Lenalidomide should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Lenalidomide Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lenalidomide unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Liver Disease
  2. Heart Disease
  3. Kidney Disease
  4. Bleeding
  5. Neutropenia
  6. Thyroid

Frequently asked Questions about Lenalidomide

Is this Lenalidomide habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Lenalidomide has not been reported.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Lenalidomide you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, but take Lenalidomide only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Lenalidomide cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

No

Lenalidomide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Lenalidomide

You can take Lenalidomide with food.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Lenalidomide

It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Lenalidomide and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 753-755
  2. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Revlimid (lenalidomide)
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