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Lenalid (Lenalidomide) by Natco is a generic version of lenalidomide. …
Lenalid (Lenalidomide) by Natco is a generic version of lenalidomide.
It is a equivalent of REVLIMID (For Sale In India Only)
Generic Name : Lenalidomide
Brand Name: lenalid
Generic Brand Name: Lenalid
Available Dosage Forms:
- Capsule comes in 5 mg,10 mg,15 mg, 25 mg in capsule form.
Therapeutic Class: Immune Modulator
Uses For lenalidomide
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:
- Multiple myeloma, first-line treatment, in combination with dexamethasone (treatment of bone marrow cancer; used together with dexamethasone).
Before Using lenalidomide
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For lenalidomide, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to lenalidomide or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of lenalidomide in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of lenalidomide in the elderly.
All Trimesters – Studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities. This drug should not be used in women who are or may become pregnant because the risk clearly outweighs any possible benefit.
There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Interactions with Medicines
Using lenalidomide with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
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This information is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatment. It is not a substitute for a medical exam, nor does it replace the need for services provided by medical professionals. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before taking any prescription or over the counter drugs (including any herbal medicines or supplements) or following any treatment or regimen. Only your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for you.
Warning & Precautions
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Black, tarry stools
blood in the urine or stools
difficult or labored breathing
loss of appetite
lower back or side pain
muscle pain or cramps
nausea or vomiting
numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
painful or difficult urination
pinpoint red spots on the skin
shortness of breath
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
tightness in the chest
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Abnormal or decreased touch sensation
body aches or pain
burning while urinating
burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
change in taste
difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
difficulty with moving
dry skin and hair
dryness or soreness of the throat
fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
feeling sad or empty
feeling unusually cold
flushing, redness of the skin
hoarseness or husky voice
itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
lack or loss of strength
large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
loss of appetite
loss of interest or pleasure
loss of taste
loss of voice
muscle spasms, stiffness, or twitching
pain in the arms or legs
pain in joints
pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
pounding in the ears
stuffy or runny nose
swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
tender, swollen glands in the neck
trouble with concentrating
trouble with sleeping
trouble with swallowing
troubled breathing with exertion
unable to sleep
unsteadiness or awkwardness
unusually warm skin
upper abdomen or stomach pain
weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
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.
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