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Buy Lenalid 10mg Capsule Online
Lenalid 10mg Capsule is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma and lepra reaction. This medicine belongs to a group of medicines that affect how your immune system works.
Lenalid 10mg Capsule can be taken with or without food, but try to have it at the same time every day to get the most benefits. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, weakness, nausea, rash, and dizziness. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections or bleeding. Hence, take caution while performing the activity that might increase your chances of bleeding or avoid contact with people suffering from an infection such as a cold. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells while on treatment.
Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy. You are advised to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated while taking this medicine.
USES OF LENALID CAPSULE
- Multiple myeloma
- Lepra reaction
BENEFITS OF LENALID CAPSULE
- In Multiple myeloma
If you have multiple myeloma, your body is destroying bone faster than it is being replaced. This makes bones weak and painful and more likely to break. Lenalid 10mg Capsule may be prescribed along with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. It is an important part of your treatment and increases the survival rate of people with multiple myeloma. This medicine will kill the cancerous cells and prevent their further growth as well as spread to other parts of the body. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit. Supplements of calcium and Vitamin D3 are also effective and may be prescribed if you do not have high blood calcium levels.
SIDE EFFECTS OF LENALID CAPSULE
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Lenalid
- Edema (swelling)
- Loss of appetite
- Decreased white blood cell count
- Decreased calcium level in blood
- Weight gain
- Muscle weakness
- Blood clots
- Dry skin
- Weight loss
- Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
HOW TO USE LENALID CAPSULE
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Lenalid 10mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW LENALID CAPSULE WORKS
Lenalid 10mg Capsule is an anti-cancer medication. It works by enhancing the immune system that indirectly attacks the cancer cells. It prevents the growth of new blood vessels within the tumor. It also restricts the production of chemical messengers (cytokine and growth factor) which are responsible for the growth of cancer cells. This is how it works against cancer.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Lenalid 10mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Lenalid 10mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lenalid 10mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Lenalid 10mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may feel dizzy, tired, sleepy, have vertigo or blurred vision after taking Lenalid 10mg Capsule and this may affect your ability to drive.
Lenalid 10mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lenalid 10mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Lenalid 10mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lenalid 10mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Lenalid 10mg Capsule is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years.
Lenalid 10mg Capsule Habit Forming : NO
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE LENALID CAPSULE?
If you miss a dose of Lenalid 10mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
- 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, Hemoglobin and blood clotting.
- Avoid activities that may cause bruising or injury and avoid contact with people who have colds or infections.
- It makes your skin sensitive towards sunlight. Apply sunscreen or wear protective while going out.
- It may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated while taking medication.
- It 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 and after the treatment.
- You should inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Lenalid 10mg Capsule before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
- It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
- 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 Lenalid 10mg Capsule.
- You should discuss in advance the benefits and risks of taking this medicine.
FOOD AND DRINK
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet. Eat vitamin and nutrient-rich food such as dark-green, yellow, orange, and red vegetables and fruit as it helps to boost your immune system. Option for lean protein and whole grains.
- Avoid eating raw meat and eggs. Consume properly boiled and cooked meat, poultry, or seafood.
- Eat bland and low-fat foods and avoid spicy or oily foods if you experience nausea or vomiting.
- Try to reduce emotional and physical stress by spending time with family or whatever makes you happy.
- Drink more fluids and avoid alcoholic beverages to prevent dehydration.
Wash your hands properly before and after eating.
- Make sure you sleep at least 8 hours a day.
FAQs ABOUT LENALID 10MG CAPSULE
How does LENALID 10MG CAPSULE work?
LENALID 10MG CAPSULE works by enhancing the immune system, which indirectly attacks cancer cells. It stops the growth of new blood vessels within the tumour. It also limits the production of chemical messengers (cytokines and growth factors), which are responsible for the growth of cancer cells.
Is it safe to use LENALID 10MG CAPSULE on the elderly?
In elderly patients (75 years and older), LENALID 10MG CAPSULE should be used with caution. Consult your doctor before taking LENALID 10MG CAPSULE.
For what is LENALID 10MG CAPSULE used?
LENALID 10MG CAPSULE is an immunomodulatory agent used in the treatment of multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, mantle cell lymphoma and follicular lymphoma.
Are there any dietary restrictions when taking LENALID 10MG CAPSULE?
LENALID 10MG CAPSULE can be taken with or without food; there is no food restriction as such. Consult your doctor before taking LENALID 10MG CAPSULE.
Is LENALID 10MG CAPSULE safe in patients with kidney problems?
LENALID 10MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Consult your doctor before taking LENALID 10MG CAPSULE.
Can I stop taking LENALID 10MG CAPSULE on my own?
Do not stop taking LENALID 10MG CAPSULE on your own. You are advised to take LENALID 10MG CAPSULE for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending on your medical condition. Do not hesitate to talk to your doctor if you experience any difficulty while taking LENALID 10MG CAPSULE.
How do I take LENALID 10MG CAPSULE?
Take LENALID 10MG CAPSULE as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will determine the correct dose and duration for you depending on your age, body weight and disease condition.
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