LENALID

Brand Name: LENALID
Contents: Lenalidomide
Form: Capsules
Strength: 5MG, 10MG, 15MG, 25MG
Manufactured By: NATCO
Packing: 30 caps in a box

Description
Available Dosage Forms:
• Capsule comes in 5 mg,10 mg,15 mg, 25 mg in capsule form.

Therapeutic Class: Immune Modulator

Uses For lenalidomide
Lenalidomide is used to treat anemia (low red blood cells) in patients with a certain type of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) called 5q MDS. Patients with this type of MDS may have very low red blood cell counts and require blood transfusions.

Lenalidomide is also used in combination with dexamathasone to treat multiple myeloma (plasma cell cancer) in patients who have received at least one prior therapy.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, lenalidomide is used in certain patients with the following medical condition:

• Multiple myeloma, first-line treatment, in combination with dexamethasone (treatment of bone marrow cancer; used together with dexamethasone).

Before Using lenalidomide
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For lenalidomide, the following should be considered:

Allergies
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to lenalidomide or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric
Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of lenalidomide in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established.

Geriatric
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of lenalidomide in the elderly.

Pregnancy
All Trimesters – Studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities. This drug should not be used in women who are or may become pregnant because the risk clearly outweighs any possible benefit.

Breast Feeding
There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Interactions with Medicines
Using lenalidomide with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.