Lenalid 5 is an immunomodulatory drug, which is used to treat multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, mantle cell lymphoma, and follicular lymphoma. Lenalid 5 is used to treat deletion 5q MDS, a type of myelodysplastic syndrome in which a portion of chromosome 5 is missing.
Lenalid 5 contains the drug ‘lenalidomide,’ which boosts the immune system and fights cancer directly. It inhibits the growth of cancer cells, inhibits the growth of cancer blood vessels, and encourages a section of the immune system to target cancer cells. Lenalid 5 helps the bone marrow create normal blood cells by killing aberrant cells in the bone marrow.
Take Lenalid 5 exactly as directed. Depending on your medical condition, you should take Lenalid 5 for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. Fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, muscular cramps, nausea, headache, upper respiratory tract infection, dizziness, shortness of breath, and weakness are some of the frequent adverse effects you may experience. If you’re experiencing any of these adverse effects on a regular basis, talk to your doctor.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, don’t take Lenalid 5. Because Lenalid 5 can produce dizziness, sleepiness, fatigue, and impaired vision, you should only drive if you are fully awake. Because the safety and effectiveness of Lenalid 5 have not been proved, it is not recommended for children under the age of 18. Effective contraception is required for both men and women who use Lenalid 5. Before using Lenalid 5, tell your doctor about your medical history and medications to rule out any possible adverse effects.
Multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, mantle cell lymphoma, and follicular lymphoma are all conditions where Lenalid 5 is used.
Immunomodulatory agents, such as Lenalid 5, are a type of medicine. Multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, mantle cell lymphoma, and follicular lymphoma are all treated with Lenalid 5. Lenalid 5 works by assisting the body’s immune system and attacking cancer directly. It inhibits the growth of cancer cells, inhibits the growth of cancer blood vessels, and encourages a section of the immune system to target cancer cells. Lenalid 5 helps the bone marrow create normal blood cells by killing aberrant cells in the bone marrow. Lenalid 5 is used to treat deletion 5q MDS, a type of myelodysplastic syndrome in which a portion of chromosome 5 is missing.
Lenalid 5 can be taken with or without food. Do not crush or chew the tablet; instead, swallow it whole with water. Your doctor will choose how long you should take Lenalid 5 based on your medical condition.
Store in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight.
Lenalid 5 Side Effects
• Stomach pain
• Shortness of breath
• Muscle/Bone/Back Pain
• Decreased red blood cell count
• Fever and flu-like symptoms
• Appetite loss
• Blurred eyesight
• Upper respiratory infection
• Dry mouth
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Lenalidomide, don’t take it. If you have/had blood clots, a heart attack, neuropathy, a slow heart rate, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, infections/signs of infections, viral infection, HIV, hepatitis B, epilepsy, liver or kidney problems, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant, avoid taking Lenalidomide, as it may cause severe birth abnormalities or the death of the unborn child. If you’re nursing, don’t take Lenalidomide because it’s not known if it passes into your milk. Because Lenalidomide can produce dizziness, tiredness, and blurred vision, you should only drive if you are fully awake. The usage of Lenalidomide in children is not advised. If you take Lenalidomide with alcohol, you may have increased dizziness and tiredness. Inform your doctor about your medical condition and any medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter and herbal remedies.
Interactions Between Drugs
Interactions with other drugs: Lenalidomide can interact with digitalis glycosides (digoxin), blood thinners (warfarin), and hormones (erythropoietin).
No drug-food interactions have been discovered or established.
Interactions with other drugs and diseases: Lenalidomide may interact with anemia, blood clots, infections, heart, kidney, and liver disorders.
It is recommended that you avoid drinking alcohol while taking Lenalidomide because it may cause dizziness.
Lenalidomide should not be used during pregnancy since it might cause serious birth abnormalities or even death to an unborn child. If you’re a woman of childbearing age, use very efficient contraception. If you are pregnant, suspect you are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant, tell your doctor.
While taking Lenalidomide, avoid breastfeeding because it is unknown if the drug goes into breast milk.
Dizziness, tiredness, and blurred vision are all possible side effects of lenalidomide. If you are not alert, do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
If you have any questions or concerns about your liver, please visit your doctor.
It’s possible that you’ll need to modify your dosage. If you have any worries about this or if you have kidney impairment, please visit your doctor.
No habit formation
Advice on Diet and Lifestyle
• To maintain a healthy weight, eat a balanced diet and exercise on a regular basis.
• Quit smoking and abstain from consuming alcoholic beverages.
• Include iron-rich foods like lean red meat, raisins, bell peppers, Brussel sprouts, and broccoli in your diet.
• Fiber-rich foods such as whole grains, broccoli, dried fruits, nuts, beans, apples, oranges, and pears can help prevent constipation.
• If you’re pregnant, avoid using Lenalidomide because it can cause severe birth abnormalities or even death in the unborn child.
• Even if they have had a vasectomy, male patients taking Lenalidomide should not give sperm and should utilize adequate contraception during sexual activity.
• You must not donate blood while on Lenalidomide and for four weeks after stopping the drug.
• Lenalidomide has been linked to an increased risk of blood clots. If you experience any symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or swelling in your arm or leg, contact your doctor right once.
• Because Lenalidomide may induce abnormal/increased liver test results, tell the person performing the test that you are taking it.
• Lenalidomide has the potential to raise or lower your blood sugar levels. While using Lenalidomide, keep a close eye on your blood glucose levels. If you have diabetes, talk to your doctor.
• If you have renal dysfunction, tell your doctor because Lenalidomide might cause kidney difficulties; regular blood tests are recommended before and during treatment with Lenalidomide.
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Concerns of Patients
Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that affects the plasma cells, which are a type of white blood cell. These cells clump together in the bone marrow and divide uncontrolled, causing damage to the kidneys and bones. Bone discomfort, loss of appetite, fever, and repeated infections are some of the symptoms.
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a set of illnesses caused by faulty blood cell activity. Shortness of breath, anemia, exhaustion, the necessity for a blood transfusion, and the danger of infection are all symptoms.
Mantle cell lymphoma is a form of lymphoma in which B-cells, or B lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell), develop out of control and build up in the lymph tissue, blood, or bone marrow.
Follicular lymphoma is a slow-growing disease that affects B lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell that aids in the fight against infection. Follicular lymphoma causes an overabundance of B lymphocytes in the blood, lymph nodes, bone marrow, and spleen.
What is the mechanism of action of Lenalidomide?
Lenalidomide acts by assisting the immune system and attacking cancer directly. It inhibits the growth of cancer cells, inhibits the growth of cancer blood vessels, and encourages a section of the immune system to target cancer cells.
Is it possible for me to stop taking Lenalidomide on my own?
Stopping Lenalidomide on your own is not a good idea. Depending on your medical condition, you should take Lenalidomide for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. If you have any problems while taking Lenalidomide, don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor.
Is it safe to have a child if you’re on Lenalidomide?
Fathering a kid while on Lenalidomide is not safe. Lenalidomide is capable of passing through human sperm. Even if you have had a successful vasectomy, use effective contraception such as a latex or synthetic condom during sexual activity with females of reproductive potential while taking Lenalidomide and for at least 4 weeks after stopping Lenalidomide. Male patients receiving Lenalidomide must refrain from donating sperm while on the drug and for four weeks after stopping it.
Is it safe to donate blood while on Lenalidomide treatment?
Patients on Lenalidomide should not donate blood while on the drug or for one month after stopping it because the blood could be given to pregnant women whose foetus should not be exposed to Lenalidomide because it causes serious birth abnormalities.
Is Lenalidomide linked to blood clots?
Lenalidomide may raise the risk of blood clots in the veins, arteries, and lungs in people with multiple myeloma. If you’re using dexamethasone plus Lenalidomide to treat multiple myeloma, the risk is significantly higher. If you detect symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, or swelling in your legs or arms, call your doctor right once.
Is there a link between Lenalidomide and neutropenia or thrombocytopenia?
Lenalidomide may cause neutropenia (a lack of white blood cells) or thrombocytopenia (a lack of platelets) (low platelets). During Lenalidomide treatment, your blood count should be tested on a regular basis.