What is LENMID 10mg Capsule used for?
LENMID 10mg Capsule is a derivative of thalidomide, which is used for the treatment of multiple myeloma.
LENMID 10mg Capsule may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does LENMID 10mg Capsule work?
LENMID 10mg Capsule belongs to the class of drugs called immunomodulators.
Multiple myeloma is a malignant tumour plasma cell in the bone marrow. LENMID 10mg Capsule works by inhibiting multiplication of cancerous plasma cells and enhances the action of cells in the immune system. It also blocks the blood supply to the cancerous cells.
How to take LENMID 10mg Capsule?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take LENMID 10mg Capsule as prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the tablet/capsule whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet/ capsule. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset. Usually, this drug is taken in combination with a corticosteroid in treatment cycles.
If you miss a dose of LENMID 10mg Capsule, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the side effects of LENMID 10mg Capsule?
The following are the most common side effects of LENMID 10mg Capsule:
Change in taste
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
Discolouration of skin
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while taking LENMID 10mg Capsule?
Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to LENMID 10mg natco or similar drugs.
Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on LENMID 10mg Capsule.
Consult your doctor immediately if you experience stabbing pains or unusual swelling or in a leg or arm and pain on breathing.
Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of LENMID 10mg Capsule.
Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
Avoid to buy LENMID 10mg Capsule during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
Be cautious while taking LENMID 10mg Capsule if you have any abnormal blood count, liver or kidney impairment.
You are advised not to take LENMID 10mg tablet if it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discoloration.
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