LIDMED

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Lidmed

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Brand Name:- Lidmed
Generic Name:- Lenalidomide
Manufacturer:- Arechar Healthcare
Strength:- 10 mg and 25 mg
Dosage:- Capsule
Storage:- Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
Indication:- Multiple Myeloma and Lepra Reaction
Prescription required:- Yes

Overview 

Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsule 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

Lenalidomide 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 Medicine

Lidmed capsule is a prescription medicine used to treat Multiple Myeloma and Lepra Reaction. 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) capsule at the same time every day, for better efficacy. Also, it is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Interactions 

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

  • Clozapine

  • Ethinyl Estradiol

  • Atorvastatin

  • Mumps virus Vaccine

  • Simvastatin

Disease Interactions

  • Thromboembolism

  • Anemia

  • Renal Dysfunction

Contraindications 

  • Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsules are not indicated for use in patients who have an allergy to Lenalidomide or any other ingredient of Lidmed.

  • It is also not recommended for use during pregnancy.

Alternate Brands

  • Celomide 

  • Lenalid 

  • Mydolen 

  • Lenalid MF

  • Lenangio 

  • Lenmid 

  • Kabilen 

  • Laviat 

The side effects of Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsules are mentioned below. It is important to consult a medical practitioner in case these/other side effects occur.

  • Sleepiness

  • Confusion

  • Tremor 

  • Swelling 

  • Respiratory disorder

  • Bleeding gums

  • Blood clots

  • Anxiety

  • Muscle pain

  • Dry skin 

  • Constipation

  • Rash 

  • Cough 

  • Nausea 

  • Sore throat

  • Vomiting 

  • Weakness 

  • Dizziness

  • Fever

  • Fatigue

  • Decreased in white blood cell count

  • Decreased calcium level in the blood

Normal Dose

Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsule should be swallowed as a whole with water. It should not be crushed, chewed, or cut.

Missed Dose

Initially, it is advisable to not miss a dose. However, if such a case happens, make sure to consult your healthcare provider to schedule an appointment for the same or guide you further.

Overdose

In case you experience symptoms of overdose, immediately call your doctor or any other medical emergency helpline.

 

Warnings 

Administer Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsule cautiously if you have or ever had any of the following diseases:

  • Kidney disease

  • Liver disease

  • Heart disease 

  • High blood pressure

  • Thyroid disorders

  • Hepatic failure

Precautions 

  • Contact a medical practitioner regarding the medicines you already take because those medicines may interact with Lidmed (Lenalidomide) 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.

Cautions 

  • Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery after the consumption of Lidmed capsules. 

  • Do not skip a dose.

  • Do not overdose. 

  • Do not open or break the Lidmed capsule.

Q1- What is Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsule used for?

A- Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsule is an anti-cancer medication, prescribed for the treatment of Multiple Myeloma and Lepra Reaction. 

Q2- What are the side effects of Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsules?

A- The side effects of Lidmed (Lenalidomide) 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) capsule?

A- Lidmed (Lenalidomide) 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) capsules?

A- Store Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsule at room temperature (10-30°C).

Q5- What is the strength of 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) capsule?

A- It may not be safe to drive after taking Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsule as it may cause side effects such as drowsiness and lack of concentration. 

Q7- Is it safe to take Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsules during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

A- Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsules is not recommended for use in women. 

Q8- What should I avoid while taking Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsule?

A- Avoid the following while taking Lidmed (Lenalidomide) capsule:

  • Raw meat

  • Sugary food items

  • Alcohol 

Q9- How long should I take this capsule?

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.

 

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