TreatmentEGFR Lung cancer
Quantity Unit4mg/Capsule, 30C/Bottle
ManufacturerTongmeng (Lao) Pharmaceutical & Food Co., Ltd.
Pomalidomide brand name Bolemide,Pomalyst, thalidomide etc. It is anti-angiogenic and also acts as an immunomodulator.
Pomalidomide was approved in February 2013, by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. It has been approved for use in people who have received at least two prior therapies including lenalidomide and bortezomib and have demonstrated disease progression on or within 60 days of completion of the last therapy.It received a similar approval from the European Commission in August 2013.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Pomalidomide is used in combination with dexamethasone to treat multiple myeloma (a type of cancer of the bone marrow) that has not improved during or within 60 days of treatment with at least two other medications, including lenalidomide (Revlimid) and a proteasome inhibitor such as bortezomib (Velcade) or carfilzomib (Kyprolis). It is also used to treat Kaposi's sarcoma (a type of cancer that causes abnormal tissue to grow on different parts of the body) related to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) after unsuccessful treatment with other medications or in people with Kaposi's sarcoma who are do not have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Pomalidomide is in a class of medications called immunomodulatory agents. It works by helping the bone marrow to produce normal blood cells and by killing abnormal cells in the bone marrow.
How should this medicine be used?
Pomalidomide comes as a capsule to take by mouth. It is usually taken once daily with or without food on days 1 to 21 of a 28-day cycle. This 28-day pattern may be repeated as recommended by your doctor. Take pomalidomide at around the same time every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take pomalidomide exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the capsules whole with water; do not break or chew them. Do not open the capsules or handle them more than necessary. If your skin comes into contact with broken capsules or powder, wash the exposed area with soap and water. If any capsule contents get in your eyes, wash your eyes right away with water.
Your doctor may need to permanently or temporarily stop your treatment or reduce your dose if you experience certain side effects. Be sure to tell your doctor how you are feeling during your treatment with pomalidomide.
Other uses for this medicine
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Pomalidomide may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
loss of appetite
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
unusual sweating or night sweats
swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
joint, muscle, or back pain
trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.