What is Lenalid (Lenalidomide) used for?
Lenalid (Lenalidomide) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients with multiple myeloma. It operates by boosting immune responses to slow or stop the growth of tumors. This effect may also make it useful for treating anemia. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Lenalid (Lenalidomide)?
Lenalid (Lenalidomide) is normally administered once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular instructions will be determined by your physician based on the condition being treated, your current health, weight, and the severity of your symptoms. They should be swallowed with a large glass of water and can be taken on an empty stomach. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets to prevent unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Lenalid (Lenalidomide)?
Side effects that may occur while using Lenalid (Lenalidomide) include:
More serious side effects that may occur during treatment include sensitive skin, easier bruising, unusual swelling, chest pain, trouble breathing, urinary retention, muscle weakness, irregular heartbeat, confusion, any sign of a skin rash, or blood appearing in the urine. Immediately inform your physician about any symptoms you experience that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct changes are made such as lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical assistance in serious cases.
Lenalid (Lenalidomide) should not be used if you are pregnant, could become pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, if the patient is under the age of eighteen, or if you have experienced a rash while using thalidomide. It is also suggested to inform your physician if you are elderly or have allergies to thalidomide, hypothyroidism, high risk for blood clots, low white blood cell count, neuropathy, widespread cancer, sever liver disease, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Lenalid (Lenalidomide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.