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|Lenalid-15 (Lenalidomide) by Natco is a generic version of lenalidomide.
Generic Name : Lenalidomide
Generic Brand Name: Lenalid
Available Dosage Forms:
Therapeutic Class: Immune Modulator
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.
Before Using lenalidomide
Interactions with Medicines
The dose of lenalidomide will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor’s orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of lenalidomide. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so. The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine. For oral dosage form (capsules): For anemia in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome: + Adults—10 milligrams (mg) once a day, taken with water. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed. + Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor. For multiple myeloma: + Adults—25 milligrams (mg) once a day, taken with water. lenalidomide may be taken together with dexamethasone. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. + Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Warning & Precautions
Overdose If you think you have taken too much of this medicine first of all you have to call to a poison control center or emergency room.
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: More common Black, tarry stools bleeding gums blood in the urine or stools chest pain chills convulsions cough decreased urine difficult or labored breathing dry mouth fever increased thirst irregular heartbeat loss of appetite lower back or side pain mood changes muscle pain or cramps nausea or vomiting numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips painful or difficult urination pale skin pinpoint red spots on the skin shortness of breath sore throat sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth swollen glands tightness in the chest unusual bleeding or bruising unusual tiredness or weakness wheezing Incidence not known Anxiety dizziness or lightheadedness fainting fast heartbeat pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed out of the reach of children.
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