What is Revlimid used for?
Lenalidomide is an
immunotherapy medicine that works by activating the body’s immune system to
target and kill the lymphoma cells. The medicine helps prevent the lymphoma
cells from growing by cutting off their blood supply that they require to
structurally related to thalidomide and is used for a number of haematological
malignancies including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome and clinical
trials have been working with those with CLL/SLL and outlook for other subtypes
of lymphoma in the future.
Lenalidomide (RevlimidR) is now
indicated for the treatment of:
Lenalidomide may have the following side
- Patients with relapsed and/or refractory
mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).
- MCL as a second line treatment
- Lowered blood counts
- Swelling of the limbs and skin
- Atrial fibrillation
Pregnancy needs to be prevented while taking medication
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