Lenalidomide Capsules

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What is Lenalidomide?

Lenalidomide is a prescription medicine used to treat people with multiple myeloma (MM) who have received at least one prior medicine, taken along with the medicine dexamethasone,who have a condition called myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).

Lenalidomide is for the type of MDS with a chromosome problem where part of chromosome 5 is missing.
This type of MDS is known as deletion 5q MDS.
People with this type of MDS may have low red blood cell counts that require treatment with blood transfusions,
with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) when the disease comes back or becomes worse after treatment with two prior medicines, one of which included bortezomib.

Mantle cell lymphoma is a cancer of a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes that are in the lymph nodes.
Lenalidomide should not be used to treat people who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) unless they are participants in a controlled clinical trial.

It is not known if Lenalidomide is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.Lenalidomide Capsules – Taj Ando Pharmaceuticals, South Africa |Lenalidomide is a prescription medicine used to treat people with multiple myeloma (MM) who have received at least one prior medicine, taken along with the medicine dexamethasone,who have a condition called myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).
Lenalidomide Capsules – Taj Ando Pharmaceuticals, South Africa |Lenalidomide is a prescription medicine used to treat people with multiple myeloma (MM) who have received at least one prior medicine, taken along with the medicine dexamethasone,who have a condition called myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).

Possible Side Effects of Lenalidomide?

Lenalidomide may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Increased risk of death in people who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
  • People with CLL who take Lenalidomide have an increased risk of death compared with people who take the medicine chlorambucil.
  • Lenalidomide may cause you to have serious heart problems that can lead to death, including atrial fibrillation, heart attack, or heart failure.
  • You should not take Lenalidomide if you have CLL unless you are participating in a controlled clinical trial.
  • Risk of new cancers (malignancies).
  • Severe liver problems, including liver failure and death.
  • Tell your healthcare provider right away if you develop any of the following symptoms of liver problems:

– yellowing of your skin or the white part of your eyes (jaundice)
– dark or brown (tea colored) urine
– pain on the upper right side of your stomach area (abdomen)
– bleeding or bruising more easily than normal
– feeling very tired

  • Your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check your liver function during your treatment with Lenalidomide.

Serious skin reactions.
— Serious skin reactions can happen with Lenalidomide and may cause death. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any skin reaction while taking Lenalidomide.

Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS).
— TLS is caused by the fast breakdown of cancer cells. TLS can cause kidney failure and the need for dialysis treatment, abnormal heart rhythm, seizure and sometimes death. Your healthcare provider may do blood tests to check you for TLS. Worsening of your tumor (tumor flare reaction).

  • Tell your healthcare provider if you get any of these symptoms of tumor flare reaction while taking Lenalidomide:
    -tender swollen lymph nodes,
    – low-grade fever,
    -pain,
    – rash.Common side effects of Lenalidomide include:
  • diarrhea
  • itching
  • rash
  • tiredness
  • — These are not all the possible side effects of Lenalidomide.
    — Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
    — You may report side effects to FDA

How should I store Lenalidomide?

  • Store Lenalidomide at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
  • Return any unused Lenalidomide to Celgene or your healthcare provider.