Revlimid is for the type of MDS with a chromosome problem where part of chromosome 5 is missing. This type of MDS is known as deletion 5q MDS. Patients with this type of MDS may have low red blood counts that require treatment with blood transfusions. Revlimid can only be: prescribed by healthcare professionals who are registered in the RevAssist program dispensed by a pharmacy that is registered in the RevAssist program given to patients who are registered in the RevAssist program and who agree to adhere to the program Revlimid has not been studied in children under 18 years of age. Who Should Not Use Revlimid? Do not take Revlimid if you are: pregnant, plan to become pregnant or become pregnant during treatment allergic to Revlimid or any of the ingredients in Revlimid
The following are the major potential risks and side effects of Revlimid therapy. However, this list is not complete. The following are the major possible risks and side effects of Revlimid therapy: Birth defects (deformed babies) or death of an unborn baby. Female patients who are pregnant or who plan to become pregnant must not take Revlimid. Female patients must not get pregnant: for 4 weeks before starting Revlimid while taking Revlimid during dose interruptions of Revlimid for 4 weeks after stopping Revlimid Female partners of males taking Revlimid should call their healthcare professional right away if they get pregnant. Low white blood cells and platelets. Revlimid causes low white blood cells and low platelets in most patients. You may need a blood transfusion or certain medicines if your blood counts drop too low. Blood clots in the veins and in the lungs.
Call your healthcare professional or get emergency medical care right away if you get the following signs or symptoms: shortness of breath ,chest pain ,arm or leg swelling Some common side effects that may occur with Revlimid include: diarrhea, itching, rash, tiredness What Should I Tell My Healthcare Professional? Before you start taking Revlimid, tell your healthcare professional if you: are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding. Revlimid must not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. give blood. Do not give blood while taking Revlimid and for 4 weeks after stopping Revlimid.
If someone who is pregnant gets your donated blood, her baby may be exposed to Revlimid and may be born with birth defects. donate sperm. Male patients should not donate sperm while taking Revlimid and for 4 weeks after stopping Revlimid. If a female who is trying to become pregnant gets your sperm, her baby may be exposed to Revlimid and may be born with birth defects.
Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. It is possible that Revlimid and other medicines may affect each other causing serious side effects. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare professional.