Lenalidomide (Revlimid) is used to treat certain types of myelodysplastic syndrome. Which is a disorder caused due to the poorly formed or unhealthy blood cells in the bone marrow. Since these blood cells do not mature they would always remain unhealthy and cause a lot of health issues.
“Revlimid” is also used in the treatment of multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma. Although there were several other drugs that were invented to treat the patients suffering from myeloma, this particular medicine was found to be more effective than the others.
This medicine is known to have increased the efficiency of an immune system and it is available in a combination with dexamethasone. This medicine is used to treat multiple myeloma and is usually prescribed in Lenalidomide 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg and 25 mg this varies from one patient to the other.
These tablets are available in the dosages of 2.5 mg, 5mg, 10mg, 15mg, and 25mg.
The dosages vary depending on the symptoms found in the patients.
10mg of this medicine would be prescribed to patients diagnosed with Thrombocytopenia within and at times after four weeks.
Patients suffering from Thrombocytopenia after four weeks would be recommended with 5 mg of medicine and this is again based on the discretion of the doctor and also on the platelet count.
Suffering from Neutropenia would be given 10 mg and may reduce to 5mg based on the test results after 4 weeks.
Patients diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma would usually be prescribed with 25mg in combination with dexamethasone for 21 days and on 28 days repeated cycles. The initial dosage would be 10mg and it may vary based on the symptoms and also the condition of the patients.
Lenalidomide Contraindications and Cautions
Every medicine has its own “side effects” and it is the same with Lenalidomide cost as
It is always advisable to consult your physician when you are taking the immunomodulating agent. You should also get in touch with your doctor if there are any serious issues noticed after taking this drug.
This drug is not recommended if you are pregnant. Administering the drug during pregnancy may result in birth defects or loss of the fetus.
Some of the most common side effects found while taking this drug are Nausea, Constipation, Tiredness, Itching, Fever and at times swelling of limbs and skin.