Lenalid 5mg Capsule

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Natco Pharma Ltd

Composition for Lenalid 5mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

Multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer), Lepra reaction
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₹146.2/Capsule
30 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Lenalid Capsule

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Uses of Lenalid Capsule

Lenalid 5mg Capsule is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma and lepra reaction.
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Side effects of Lenalid Capsule

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Headache, Weakness, Nausea, Rash, Breathlessness, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Edema, Loss of appetite, Decreased white blood cell count, Decreased calcium level in blood, Weight gain, Muscle weakness, Fatigue, Fever, Anxiety, Blood clots , Dry skin, Weight loss, Confusion, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Neuropathy, Constipation, Tremor.

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How to use Lenalid Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lenalid 5mg Capsule at a fixed time.

How Lenalid Capsule works

Lenalid 5mg capsule modulates the activity of body's immune system and helps indirectly attacking the cancer cells. It also stops the growth of blood vessels in cancer.

In Depth Information on Lenalid Capsule

Expert advice for Lenalid Capsule

  • You may be monitored with regular blood tests before and during the treatment as lenalidomide may cause a fall in the white blood cells and platelets, required to fight infection and blood clotting.
  • Avoid activities that may cause bruising or injury and avoid contact with people who have colds or infections.
  • You should not donate blood, semen or serum during treatment and for 4 week after the end of treatment.
  • You may be at risk of developing acute myelogenous leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma tumor lysis syndrome, fatal liver problems, severe skin reactions and fatal heart problems during treatment with lenalidomide. You should discuss in advance the benefits and risks of taking lenalidomide.
  • Lenalidomide is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years.
  • You should use proper contraceptive methods at least 4 weeks before, during and until 4 weeks after stopping treatment. 
  • Woman of childbearing potential will be required to undergo pregnancy tests before, every 4 weeks and after the treatment.
  • You should inform your doctor or dentist that you take lenalidomide before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Do not drive or operate machines while taking lenalidomide as it may make you feel dizzy, tired, sleepy or have blurred vision.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Lenalid 5mg Capsule
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Lenalid 5mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Lenalid 5mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

You may feel dizzy, tired, sleepy, have vertigo or blurred vision after taking Lenalid 5mg Capsule and this may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Lenalid 5mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution should be advised in patients moderate to severe with renal impairment.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lenalid 5mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Lenalidomide

Lenalid an immunomodulatory and an antiangiogenic agent andis used to treat multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes and mantle cell lymphoma in certain patients. It is a chemotherapy-like drug and has the same cytotoxic effects as chemotherapy drugs as in to kill myeloma cells but the mechanism of action is different
Lenalid is administered orally as a capsule
Lenalid works by affecting the body's immune system and directly attacking the cancer cells
Hair loss could be a side effect of using Lenalid. Always consult your doctor before its use.
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