Brand name: Lenakast
Generic name: Lenalidomide
Strength: 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg
Dosage form: Tablet
Indication: Blood Cancer
Storage: Store at room temperature.
Lenakast comprises Lenalidomide and it is indicated for the treatment of Blood cancer. This anti-cancer medication specifically belongs to a group of antineoplastics known as immunomodulatory agents. Lenakast is available in the form of a capsule and it helps in increasing the activity of the body’s defense system against cancerous cells. Administer this dosage formulation orally as prescribed by your healthcare practitioner.
Lenalidomide is an immunomodulator having anticancer, antiangiogenic, and anti-inflammatory effects. Lenalidomide causes direct cytotoxicity in hematological malignant cells by enhancing apoptosis and reducing proliferation. It inhibits tumor growth in vivo in nonclinical hematological tumor models, such as multiple myeloma. Lenalidomide also serves to prevent invasion or metastasis of tumor cells and inhibits angiogenesis.
Lenakast capsule works by inhibiting the growth of blood vessels that provides nutrients to cancerous cells. It also helps in stopping the process of division of cancer cells. Do not administer this anti-cancer medication in the wrong way and avoid the use of other medications to prevent interactions with the diseases. Complete the dose plan as directed by your medical professional for maximum efficacy.
It is important to know the interactions of Lenakast capsule with other drugs and diseases, before starting therapy with this ant-cancer formulation.
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The use of Lenakast capsules is not recommended in patients who are allergic to Lenalidomide or any other inactive ingredients.
Do not use Lenakast (Lenalidomide) capsule if you have a pre-existing problem of hypersensitivity.
The following are the major side effects that can occur during your treatment with Lenakast (Lenalidomide) capsules. Contact your GP (general practitioner) if they last longer.
Note:- contact your health practitioner immediately if any of the major side effects occur.
Take a Lenakast capsule as prescribed by your health professional. Make sure to take this medicinal formulation in the same amount as directed by your GP.
If you miss a scheduled dose of Lenakast capsule, contact your physician immediately to know the ways of coping with the missed or skipped dose.
In case of an overdose, the patient is advised to consult a healthcare practitioner as soon as possible if any unusual symptoms occur.
Warnings and Precautions
Before starting treatment with this medicinal formulation, inform your physician if you have any pre-existing disorder. Check all the possible benefits and risks before starting treatment with the Lenakast capsule.
Warnings for females
It is advisable to modify the dose of the Lenakast (Lenalidomide) capsule if the patient experienced any bleeding disorder.
Before starting treatment with Lenakast (Lenalidomide) capsule inform your GP (general practitioner) if you are suffering from a hepatic or renal disorder.
Dose adjustment is required in patients who have a pre-existing heart disorder.
Make sure to disclose your previous and current medical condition in order to avoid severe allergic reactions.
Q1- What is Lenakast?
Ans- Lenakast comprises Lenalidomide and it is indicated for the treatment of Blood cancer. It is available in the form of a capsule and helps in increasing the activity of the body’s defense system against cancerous cells.
Q2- What are the side effects of Lenakast?
Ans- Common side effects of Lenakast tablet are:- fatigue, muscle pain, cough, nausea, sore throat, vomiting, weakness, dizziness, fever, dry skin, constipation, etc.
Q3- What happens if I miss a dose of Lenakast?
Ans- If you miss a scheduled dose of Lenakast capsule, contact your physician immediately to know the ways of coping with the missed or skipped dose.
Q4- What happens if I overdose on Lenakast?
Ans- In case of an overdose, the patient is advised to consult a healthcare practitioner as soon as possible if any unusual symptoms occur.
Q5- Is Lenakast safe for use in pregnant women?
Ans- Lenakast capsules are not recommended for use in pregnant women because it may cause harm to the fetus.
Q6- Is Lenakast safe for use in nursing women?
Ans- The use of Lenakast (Lenalidomide) capsules is not safe in breastfeeding.
Q7- What is the available strength of Lenakast?
Ans- Available strength of the Lenakast capsule is 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg.
Q8- How is Lenakast administered?
Ans- Administer the Lenakast tablet orally as recommended by the general practitioner and follow your regular dosing schedule.
Q9- Can I drive after taking Lenakast?
Ans- It is not advisable to drive after taking the Lenakast capsule because it can cause side effects like blurred vision and dizziness.
Q10- Is alcohol consumption safe during Lenakast therapy?
Ans- Consult it with your health practitioner, before starting treatment with Lenakast capsule.