Revlimid or lenalidomide helps in promoting immune responses that can slow down the growth of the tumor. It can affect the immunity of a person.
The drug is prescribed in order to treat bone marrow cancer or multiple myeloma. It can be used in combination with other drugs or right after a transplant of stem cell is done.
Revlimid is also given to treat anemia or patients with low red blood cells. The condition often occurs with myelodysplastic syndrome patients caused by the abnormal chromosomes. A person who has the disorder is caused by the inability of the bone marrow to produce healthy blood cells.
The medicine must not be given to treat CLL or chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The drug can increase the probability of the patient to die caused by a serious condition of the heart for people with CLL.
This is only available from a certified pharmacy as it is under Revlimid REMS, a special program known as. A doctor who sells the medication is also registered under the program.
Similar to any other drug, this should not be given to pregnant. Even a single dosage can already be deadly for the unborn child if used by the mother or the father during the time of conception.
Revlimid can cause clotting of the blood, impaired vision, sudden numbness, coughing of blood, severe headache, chest pain and others.
Prior to taking it, allergy needs to be checked. Its usage can increase the development of other cancers like lymphoma or leukemia.
It is ideal to follow exactly how the doctor prescribed you to take it. It must not be taken in a larger dosage other than the recommended. It can be taken with or without a meal. In every dosage, a glass of water needs to follow to ensure it is consumed well.