About Lenalid: Lenalid (Lenalidomide) - 5mg (30 Capsules) is a medicinal drug that is prescribed to patients suffering from anemia which defines very low levels of red blood cells in the body. When combined with other medicines, it may be used to treat other conditions including multiple myelomas, myelodysplasia syndrome, a condition caused by the inability of bone marrows to produce healthy and enough blood cells. Your physician may indicate this medicine for treatment of conditions not listed here.
How to use Lenalid
When taking this medicine, always remember to use protection during sexual intercourse as it can be passed over to the spouse through sex. This medicine is available as capsules that should be taken orally. Your physician will provide you instructions and warnings before prescribing the medicine to you. It is important to understand the directions as given by your physician as this medicine is always administered only after indication by a physician for effectiveness in treatment. Do not split open the capsules, crush or dissolve the contents as this would lead to fast absorption of the medicine. This would impact on the effectiveness of the medicine as the active ingredients are intended to be absorbed in a slow rate. Always take your capsules with a full glass of water, either with or without food.
Lenalid (Lenalidomide) - 5mg (30 Capsules) should only be used by those patients who have been prescribed a dosage by their doctors. This medicine should not be self-medicated, and equally, dosages prescribed by the doctor should not be altered unless if the doctor has issued the instruction to do so. To remember your dose, choose regular times for taking each dose. If you miss a dose, and it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the two doses together as this would count for overdosing. If it happens that you skip three or more doses, contact your doctor immediately.
Lenalid Side Effects
Just like other medicines, Lenalid (Lenalidomide) - 5mg (30 Capsules) has the potential to cause undesired side effects in patients. Some commonly experienced side effects include excessive sweating during the night, insomnia, vomiting, mouth or skin dryness, dizziness, general tiredness and weakness of the body, headaches, abnormal appetite (either increase or loss of), coughing and back pains. There are other severe side effects that are rarely experienced, and these include numbness, chills, severe fatigue or weakness, stomach cramps, short breaths, unusual bleeding or bruising and severe joint or muscle pains. Talk to your physician about other possible side effects that have not been listed here.
This medicine is not suitable for patients who are allergic to any of its contents since it may lead to allergic or hypersensitive reactions. Stop using the medicine as soon as you notice any signs of allergic reactions that include severe chest pains, swelling of ankles or feet due to fluid retention, skin rashes, and hives as well as difficulties in breathing or swallowing.
Avoid demanding physical activities or those requiring high concentration levels such as driving or operating heavy machinery. This medicine may lead to dizziness which makes carrying out such activities risky for patients.