Revlimid (lenalidomide) 5 capsules




What Revlimid (lenalidomide) is use for?

REVLIMID is a thalidomide analogue indicated for the treatment of patients with:
Multiple myeloma (MM), in combination with dexamethasone, in patients who have received at least one prior therapy
Transfusion-dependent anemia due to low- or intermediate-1-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) associated with a deletion 5q abnormality with or without additional cytogenetic abnormalities
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) whose disease has relapsed or progressed after two prior therapies, one of which included bortezomib

Revlimid Dosage

The recommended starting dose of Revlimid (Lenalidomide) for treating multiple myeloma is 25 mg daily, taken by mouth. It is generally taken for 21 days, stopped for 7 days, and then restarted for 21 days. The dosage will by adjusted by your doctor, based on side effects and the effectiveness of the medication.

For myelodysplastic syndromes, the recommended starting dose is 10 mg daily for 21 days, stopped for 7 days and then restarted for 21 days. The dosage will by adjusted by your doctor, based on side effects and the effectiveness of the medication.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

Revlimid (Lenalidomide) capsules should be taken at the same time each day and swallowed whole with a glass of water. Revlimid (Lenalidomide) may be taken with or without food. The capsules should not be broken, chewed, or opened.

It is important to take Revlimid (Lenalidomide) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If more than 12 hours have passed, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store Revlimid (Lenalidomide) at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Revlimid (lenalidomide) Side Effects

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Revlimid (Lenalidomide). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Revlimid (Lenalidomide) with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Revlimid (Lenalidomide). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

– back pain
– blood pressure changes
– bone pain
– change in sense of taste
– Constipation
– Diarrhea
– difficulty sleeping
– dizziness
– dry eyes
– Dry Mouth
– dry skin
– eye pain
– fatigue
– gas
– hair loss
– headache
– hearing problems
– heartburn
– hiccups
– hot flashes
– increased sweating
– irritability
– itchy, red eyes
– itchiness or rash
– joint or muscle pain
– loss of appetite
– mood changes
– nausea
– night sweats
– tremor
– vomiting
– weight changes
Although most of the side effects listed below don’t happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

abdominal pain
Fever or signs of infection (such as redness or swelling, sore throat, or coughing up mucus)
mouth pain
mouth sores
muscle weakness
persistent cough (cough that doesn’t seem to go away)
persistent diarrhea (diarrhea that doesn’t seem to go away)
signs of dehydration (dry mouth, excessive thirst, dark urine)
signs of Depression (e.g., changes in sleep habits, feeling sad, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, losing interest in things you used to enjoy, thoughts of suicide, weight changes)
signs of high blood sugar (e.g., frequent urination, increased thirst, excessive eating, unexplained weight loss, poor wound healing, infections, fruity breath odour)
signs of unusual infections (symptoms may include fever or chills, severe diarrhea, shortness of breath, prolonged dizziness, headache, stiff neck, weight loss, or listlessness)
signs of kidney problems (e.g., decreased urine production, swelling, fatigue, abdominal pain)
signs of Low Blood Pressure such as dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
skin rash
swelling of feet or legs
symptoms of anemia (such as tiredness, weakness, pale skin, or fast or irregular heartbeat)
signs of sodium or potassium levels being too high or too low (e.g., muscle pain or cramps, weakness, irregular heart beat)
symptoms of a chest/lung infection (e.g., shortness of breath, cough, chest pain)
symptoms of Hypothyroidism (e.g., dry skin, constipation, weight gain, fatigue, aches, pains and stiffness, intolerance to cold, depression, memory problems)
symptoms of liver problems (e.g., abdominal pain, dark urine, itchy skin, loss of appetite, pale stools, yellow eyes or skin)
symptoms of over active Thyroid (e.g., anxiety or nervousness, weight loss, frequent and loose bowel movements, breathlessness, feeling hot, feelings of having rapid, fluttering or pounding heart)
tingling or numbness in the hands and feet or muscle weakness that interferes with daily activities
vision changes (e.g., blurred vision)
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
buy Revlimid (lenalidomide)

abnormal or irregular heartbeat

flu-like symptoms (e.g., chills, fever, muscle aches, sweating, tiredness)
signs of blood clot formation (e.g., coughing blood; pains in chest, groin, or leg, especially in calf of leg; weakness or numbness in arm or leg)
signs of heart problems (e.g., decreased ability to exercise, increased heart rate, shortness of breath, swollen ankles, tightness in the chest)
signs of organ transplant rejection (e.g., flu-like symptoms, pain at transplant area, weight gain)
signs of muscle damage (e.g., unexplained muscle pain, tenderness or weakness, or brown or discoloured urine)
signs of Stroke (e.g., sudden and unexplained shortness of breath, sudden loss of coordination, sudden or severe headache, sudden slurring of speech, sudden vision changes)
symptoms of graft vs. host disease (GVHD; itchy, painful rash, diarrhea, abdominal pain, liver problems)
symptoms of a serious allergic reaction (such as difficulty breathing, Hives, or swelling of the face or throat)
symptoms of bleeding (including vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds, dark or bloody stools, or blood in the urine)
symptoms of leukencephalopathy (e.g., seizures, vision loss, trouble thinking clearly, difficulty speaking, difficulty walking)
symptoms of lung problems (such as coughing, shortness of breath, or wheezing)
symptoms of serious skin reactions (e.g., a skin rash that spreads quickly or covers a large area of the body; blisters, especially around the eyes, nose, and mouth; shedding of the skin; unexplained skin pain over a large body area)
symptoms of tumour lysis syndrome (e.g., producing less urine, cloudy urine, kidney problems, muscle spasms, nausea, shortness of breath)
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Revlimid (Lenalidomide).


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