Generic Name : Lenalidomide
Category : Anti-Cancer Drugs
Company Name : Natco pharma Ltd
Dosage Form: 30 TABLETS
Strength : 5mg


Availability: In Stock

Medicine Overview of lenalid-5mg Tablet

Uses of lenalid-5mg Tablet

Lenalid 5mg is indicated for the treatment of multiple myeloma, Myelodysplastic  syndrome  and mantle cell lymphoma


Side effects of lenalid-5mg Tablet

Commonly reported side effects of lenalid include: 

Shortness of breath, nose bleeding,swelling in bone, head pain, low level in potassium, fatigue,insomnia, limb pain, muscle cramps, nasopharyngitis, nausea, peripheral edema, pharyngitis, pruritus, skin rash, vomiting, anorexia, and xeroderma, , abdominal pain, anemia, arthralgia, asthenia, back pain, constipation, cough, diarrhea, dizziness,

Other side effects include: 

Deficiency in WBC, diarrhae, muscle pain, low in BP,magnesium level,thyroid levels, fast heart beating, peripheral neuropathy, rhinitis, upper abdominal pain, bruise, diaphoresis, dysgeusia, ecchymoses, erythema, and xerostomia. febrile neutropenia, cellulitis, chest pain, depression,difficulty in urine, hypoesthesia, increased serum alanine aminotransferase ,night sweat

How to use lenalid-5mg Tablet

In adult dose:

 For Myelodysplastic disease:10mg orally once daily

 For Multiple Myeloma: with dexamethasone combination taken 25 mg orally once daily on days 1- 21 of 28 day repeated cycles.

For lymphoma:25 mg orally once daily on days 1-21 days of repeated 28 days cycle

Swallow the whole medicine with one glass of water, do not chew or crush it.

Lenalid  taken with or without food.

Overdosage: Lenalid has no specific antidote for the overdose. If it occurs seek to emergency department or call poison control helpline.

How to lenalid-5mg Tablet works:

Lenalid 5mg  is an immunomodulatory agent with antiangiogenic and antineoplastic property. It prevents proinflammatory cytokines secretion, develop the  interleukin-2 and interferon-γ secretion, and increases cytolytic T-cell and natural killer cell response. Lenalid interferes with the growth of myeloma cells by activating cell cycle arrest  and cell breakdown.

Absorptionwell absorbed. Time to peak plasma concentration: Approx 0.6-1.5 hr. Absorption extent  may be decreased by high-fat and high-calorie meal.
DistributionSmall amount of semen is present in Lenalid. Plasma protein binding: Approx 30%.
MetabolismPoorly metabolised.
ExcretionElimination through urine (approx 66% as unchanged drug). Elimination half-life: 3-5 hr.

In Depth Information on lenalid-5mg Tablet:

Expert Advice for lenalid-5mg Tablets

While taking lenalid 5mg Inform your doctor about previously taking medicine involved in prescription and non prescription, over the counter, vitamins, herbal, nutritional supplements.

With lenalid 5mg avoid taking aspirin, or products containing aspirin until doctor specifically permit may decrease the effectiveness of this medication.

Acetominophen (Tylenol®) may not be recommended. Inform your doctor .

Kindly discuss with  health care professional if you are pregnant or chance of to be pregnant before starting this treatment. 

For pregnant women and partner man:  Avoid a chance of conceive a child (get pregnant) while on treatment with Lenalid. Barrier methods of contraception, such as condoms, are recommended. Discuss with your consultants , it will be safe to  become pregnant or conceive a child after treatment.

Avoid  breast feeding while on medication therapy.


Special Warnings of lenalid-5mg Tablets


Alcohol interaction to Lenalid 5mg is unknown. Please consult with the doctor.


Category x: In pregnancy , there is a evidence of fetal risk on both human and animal. The use of drug in pregnant is risk clearly.the drug is contraindicated to pregnant women.


Lenalid 5mg tablets are possiblely unsafe during breastfeeding. The drug will affect risk to the infants. Please cosult with doctor before the treatment. 


Lenalid 5 mg has a side effects of vertigo, sleepy and blurred vision, it may affect the ability of driving. Avoid driving unless you feeling well


 Lenalid 5mg should be used with caution in patients having kidney disease dose adjustment is needed. Please consult with doctor before the treatment.


Lenalid 5mg should be used with caution in patients having  hepatic disease, dose adjustment may be necessary. Please consult with doctor before the treatment.

Missed Dosage

The drug dose is missed, then take the drug dose as soon as possible. If next dose time arrived then skip the missed dose and continue the routine schedule. Avoid taking extra dose or 2 dose at one time. Please consult your doctor for further clarification.

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Brand Name : <--------------------> lenalid-5mg
Category : <--------------------> Anti-Cancer Drugs
Sub Category :<--------------------> Lenalidomide
Company Name :<--------------------> Natco pharma Ltd
Ingeridents(Generic Name) :<--------------------> Lenalidomide
Dosage Form :<--------------------> 30 TABLETS
Package :<--------------------> 1X30
Strength :<--------------------> 5mg




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