Information about Pomalidomide
Generic Name : Pomalidomide
Latest prescription information about Pomalidomide. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Trade Names/Brand Names of Pomalidomide
Why is Pomalidomide Prescribed? (Indications)
This medication is an anti-angiogenic and immunomodulator, prescribed for multiple myeloma.
When should Pomalidomide not be taken? (Contraindications)
Contraindicated to pregnant women.
What is the dosage of Pomalidomide?
4 mg per day taken orally on days 1-21 of repeated 28-day cycles until disease progression.
How should Pomalidomide be taken?
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, without food, at least two hours before or two hours after a meal.
What are the warnings and precautions for Pomalidomide?
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of smoking, any other medical condition, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Monitor complete blood counts regularly while taking this medication.
What are the side effects of Pomalidomide?
• Most Common :
Fatigue, weakness, decrease in white blood cells, anemia, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, difficulty in breathing, upper-respiratory tract infections, back pain and fever.
• Gastrointestinal :
• Infections :
Pneumonia, urinary tract infection.
• Musculoskeletal :
Musculoskeletal pain, chest pain, muscle spasms, joint pain, pain in extremity, muscular weakness, bone pain.
• Respiratory :
Difficulty in breathing, cough, nosebleed.
• Metabolic :
Decreased appetite, increase in blood minerals.
• Skin :
Excess sweat, rash, night sweats, dry skin, itching.
• Central Nervous System :
Dizziness, tremor, headache, neuropathy peripheral, sleeplessness, confusion, anxiety.
• Lab Tests :
Blood creatinine increased, weight increased or decreased.
• Genitourinary :
What are the other precautions for Pomalidomide?
Avoid excess dosage.
What are the storage conditions for Pomalidomide?
Store it at room temperature (20°C to 25°C)