What LENALID 15MG is used for?
LENALID 15MG is used to treat in adults for:
- Multiple myeloma
- Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
- Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL)
Warning & Precautions
Talk to Doctor
Talk to your doctor before you take this medicine, if you:
- Are allergic (hypersensitive) to LENALID 15MG or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
- Have had blood clots in the past
- Have any signs of an infection, such as a cough or fever
- Have or ever had previous viral infection, particularly hepatitis B infection, varicella zona, HIV
- Have kidney problems
- Have had a heart attack
- Have MDS, you may be more likely to get a condition called acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
Pregnancy & Breast Feeding
- LENALID 15MG should not be taken in pregnant, as it is expected to be harmful to an unborn baby
- You must not become pregnant while taking LENALID 15MG. Therefore, you must use effective methods of contraception if you are a woman of childbearing potential
- You must not breast-feed when taking LENALID 15MG, as it is not known if LENALID 15MG passes into human milk
Children & Adolescents
- LENALID 15MG is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years
Driving & Using Machines
- Do not drive or operate machines if you feel dizzy, tired, sleepy, have vertigo or blurred vision after taking LENALID 15MG
Tell your doctor if you are taking,
- Medicines used to prevent pregnancy such as oral contraceptives, as they may stop working
- Digoxin used for heart problems
- Warfarin used to thin the blood
How to Use
- Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
- Swallow the medicine whole, preferably with water
- This medicine can be taken either with or without food
- You may be monitored with regular blood tests before and during the treatment as lenalidomide may cause a fall in the white blood cells and platelets, required to fight infection, Hemoglobin and blood clotting.
If you take more LENALID 15MG
- If you have taken more LENALID 15MG than you should, talk to your doctor or local hospital accident and emergency department
If you forget to take LENALID 15MG
- If you forget to take LENALID 15MG at your regular time and less than 12 hours have passed - take your dose immediately. more than 12 hours have passed - do not take the medicine. Take your next dose at the usual time the next day
If you Stop to take LENALID 15MG
- Do not stop taking LENALID 15MG until the doctor has told you to do so
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them
- Reduce the number of white blood cells, blood cells which help the blood to clot (platelets) which may lead to bleeding disorders such as nosebleeds and bruising
- Blood clots in the veins (thrombosis).
- Fever, chills, sore throat, cough, mouth ulcers or any other symptoms of infection including within the bloodstream (sepsis)
- Bleeding or bruising in the absence of injury
- Chest pain or leg pain
- Shortness of breath
- A fall in the number of red blood cells which may cause anemia leading to tiredness and weakness constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, redness of skin, rashes, vomiting, muscle cramps, muscle aches, bone pain, joint pain, tiredness, generalized swelling including swelling of your arms and legs
- Decreased appetite, low levels of potassium in the blood, leg pain, chest pain or shortness of breath
- Infection of the lungs, upper respiratory tract, shortness of breath
- Blurred vision, clouding of your eye (cataract)
- Kidney problems
- Changes to a protein in the blood that can cause swelling of the arteries (vasculitis)
- Increases in your blood sugar level (diabetes)
- Increase in pain, tumor size, redness around the tumor
- Increased blood pressure or a fall in blood pressure, slow, fast or irregular heart beat
- Difficulty getting an erection
- Stroke, fainting, muscle weakness, joint swelling
- Changes to blood thyroid hormone, low levels of calcium, phosphate or magnesium in the blood
- Depression, deafness, abnormal liver test results, impaired balance, difficulty moving, ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- An excess of iron in the body
- Thirst, confusion, toothache, weight loss
- Bleeding within the skull
- Circulatory problems
- Loss of vision
- Loss of sex drive (libido)
- Passing large amount of urine with bone pain and weakness, which may be symptoms of a kidney disorder (fanconi syndrome)
- Stomach pain, bloating marked by inflammation in the large intestine (called colitis or caecitis)
- Renal tubular necrosis
- Tumour lysis syndrome - high potassium, phosphorus, uric acid, and low calcium consequently leading to changes in kidney function, heartbeat, seizures, and sometimes death
- Protect from excess heat and light
- Keep this medicine out of reach of children
- Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
- Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
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