Without a Prescription
Lenalidomide is prescribed to treat anemia from a myelodysplastic syndrome. Lenalidomide is prescribed to treat multiple myeloma. Lenalidomide may help you to need blood transfusions less often.
Lenalidomide is in a class of drugs called immunomodulatory agents.
Lenalidomide is prescribed along with dexamethasone to treat people with multiple myeloma (a type of cancer of the bone marrow) who have already been treated with at least one other drugs.
Lenalidomide is prescribed to treat a certain type of myelodysplastic syndrome.
Lenalidomide works by helping the bone marrow to produce normal blood cells and by killing abnormal cells in the bone marrow.
Lenalidomide is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- Blood clots in the legs or the lungs;
- Irregular monthly periods or menstrual cycles;
- Kidney disease;
- An unusual or allergic reaction to Lenalidomide, other drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Lenalidomide, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in Lenalidomide capsules. Ask your pharmacist or check the Medication Guide for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention digoxin. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney disease.
Do not take Lenalidomide with any of the following drugs:
Lenalidomide side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- Bloody or dark, tarry stools;
- Breathing problems;
- Chest pain;
- Dark urine;
- Fever, infection, runny nose, or sore throat;
- Pain in the legs;
- Swelling of your hands, ankles or leg;
- Unusual bleeding or bruising;
- Stomach pain;
- Loss of appetite;
- Weight loss;
- Change in ability to taste;
- Decreased sense of touch;
- Burning tingling or numbness in the hands or feet;
- Blurred vision;
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep;
- Swelling of the arms hands feet ankles or lower legs;
- Joint muscle or back pain;