Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on 2/20/2018 6:43:36 AM
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General Information on Lenalidomide

Generic Name : Lenalidomide

Pronunciation : LEN a LID o mide

Latest prescription information about Lenalidomide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Immunomodulators

Trade Names/Brand Names of Lenalidomide

India : 

International : 

Revlimid

Why is Lenalidomide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an immunomodulatory agent, prescribed for certain types of myelodysplastic syndrome and multiple myeloma either alone or with other medications. It works by helping the bone marrow to produce normal blood cells and by killing abnormal cells in the bone marrow.

When should Lenalidomide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in pregnant and breastfeeding women, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Lenalidomide?

The recommended starting dose is 25 mg once daily orally with water on days 1-21 of repeated 28-day cycles.

How should Lenalidomide be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Lenalidomide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, any allergy.

Patient may develop with increased risk of secondary malignancy. If it is so consult with your healthcare provider

What are the side effects of Lenalidomide?

   Blood : Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.
   General : Fatigue, fever, swelling in the extremities, chest pain and tiredness.
   Gastrointestinal : Constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and dry mouth.
   Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramps, back pain and bone pain.
   Central Nervous system : Dizziness, tremor, difficulty in swallowing and nerve disease.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing, inflammation of pharynx, lungs.
   Infection : Upper respiratory tract infection, pneumonia, urinary tract infection and inflammation of sinus.
   Skin : Rash, increased sweating, dry skin and itching.
   Metabolic : Loss of appetite, decrease in calcium/potassium, dehydration and decreased weight.
   Eye : Blurred vision.
   Heart : High or low blood pressure.

What are the other precautions for Lenalidomide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Lenalidomide?

Store it at room temperature.

Last Updated : Feb 2018

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