Brand Name:- Lidmed
Generic Name:- Lenalidomide
Manufacturer:- Arechar Healthcare
Strength:- 10 mg and 25 mg
Storage:- Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
Indication:- Multiple Myeloma and Lepra Reaction
Prescription required:- Yes
Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10 mg capsules) is an anti-cancer medication. It is prescribed for the treatment of Multiple Myeloma and Lepra Reaction. This medication affects the working of the immune system. It may be taken with or without food. It restricts the growth and production of chemical messengers, thereby slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in the human body.
Pharmacodynamics of lenalidomide 10mg capsules
Lenalidomide 10 mg Capsules is a thalidomide analog. It is an immunomodulatory agent. This compound possesses immunomodulatory and antiangiogenic properties. It works to inhibit the secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and increases the secretion of anti-inflammatory cytokines from peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Lenalidomide works to inhibit cell proliferation with varying effectiveness (IC50s) in some but not all cell lines.
Usage of lenalidomide 10mg capsules
Lidmed capsule is a prescription medicine used to treat Multiple Myeloma and Lepra Reactions. It is available in the strengths of 10 mg and 25 mg in the form of capsules for oral administration. It is advisable to take Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10 mg capsules) at the same time every day, for better efficacy. Also, it is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
All the medicines interact in different manners from person to person. Therefore, it is advisable to consult a healthcare professional to discuss this before the consumption of any new medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Therefore, be sure to consult your doctor.
Interaction with Medicine
Mumps virus Vaccine
Side effects of lenalidomide 10mg capsules
The side effects of Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10 mg capsules) are mentioned below. It is important to consult a medical practitioner in case these/other side effects occur.
Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10 mg capsules) should be swallowed as a whole with water. It should not be crushed, chewed, or cut.
Initially, it is advisable to not miss a dose of lenalidomide 10mg capsule. However, if such a case happens, make sure to consult your healthcare provider to schedule an appointment for the same or guide you further.
In case you experience symptoms of overdose, immediately call your doctor or any other medical emergency helpline.
Administer Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10 mg capsule) cautiously if you have or ever had any of the following diseases:
High blood pressure
Precautions while taking lenalidomide 10mg capsules
Contact a medical practitioner regarding the medicines you already take because those medicines may interact with Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10 mg capsules) and may create complications.
Discuss the potential risks and benefits of taking Lidmed capsules before their consumption.
Consult your doctor regarding the use of contraception during the course of this medicine.
Q1- What is Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10 mg capsules) used for?
A- Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10mg capsule is an anti-cancer medication, prescribed for the treatment of Multiple Myeloma and Lepra Reactions.
Q2- What are the side effects of Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10 mg capsules)?
A- The side effects of Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10 mg capsules) are fever, nausea, chills, skin rash, itching, vomiting, swelling on the face, diarrhea, anemia, etc. Also, other side effects may occur. Therefore, make sure to call your healthcare provider if the condition worsens.
Q3- How can I take this Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10mg capsules)?
A- Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10mg capsule should be swallowed with water. It should not be crushed, chewed, or cut. Also, a scheduled dose should not be missed.
Q4- How should I store Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10 mg capsules)?
A- Store Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10mg capsule) at room temperature (10-30°C).
Q5- What is the strength of the Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsule?
A- Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsule is available in the strengths of 10 mg and 25 mg. It is available in the form of capsules for oral administration.
Q6- Is it safe to drive after taking Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10 mg capsule)?
A- It may not be safe to drive after taking Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10mg capsules) as it may cause side effects such as drowsiness and lack of concentration.
Q7- Is it safe to take Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10 mg capsules) during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10mg capsules) are not recommended for use in women.
Q8- What should I avoid while taking Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10 mg capsule)?
A- Avoid the following while taking Lidmed (Lenalidomide 10 mg capsule):
Sugary food items
Q9- How long should I take lenalidomide 10mg capsules?
A- Your doctor will decide the dose strength and duration of this medicine. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your healthcare provider tells you.
Q10- Can I drink alcohol with this medicine?
A- Alcohol may cause harm. However, the interaction of this medicine with alcohol is unknown. Make sure to consult your healthcare provider for the same.