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Lenalid belongs to a class of medicines called immunomodulatory agents. It strengthens immune responses to prevent inflammation in the body. The medicine contains enalidomide and is used for treating myelodysplastic syndrome. This syndrome is basically a group of symptoms in which the bone marrow produces abnormal blood cells and insufficient health red blood cells; and is caused due to a abnormal chromosome in the human body. Our medicine is also suitable for treating anemia and, along with dexamethasone, for the treatment of multiple myeloma. The medicine works by destroying abnormal cells in bone marrow and facilitating the formation of normal red blood cells.
Available in as 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg & 25 mg capsules
Precautions and warnings
Patients with a history of kidney problems, blood clots and strokes; must consult doctor before using the medicine
The medicine may decrease the content of blood cells in the blood. The adverse effect is exhibited through various symptoms like bleeding gum, fever, throat infections and chills. If taken for treatment of myeloma, it is suggested that the patient takes some other medicines for controlling side effects like blood clot in the leg, chest pain, cough, redness and uneasy breathing pattern.
Pregnant women must consult their doctors before using the medicine. At least two reliable forms of birth control, starting 4 weeks before the patient starts taking Lenalid and ending 4 weeks. Any woman who has not had a hysterectomy (surgery to remove your uterus and/or both ovaries) or has not been in menopause for at least 24 months in a row, must agree in writing to use birth control before, during, and after taking Lenalid. Even women with fertility problems are suggested to use birth control while taking Lenalid. The patient must also have a negative pregnancy test 10 to 14 days before treatment and again at 24 hours before the treatment begins.