What is Pomalid 1 mg Capsule ?
Pomalid is the 1st generic version of the drug Pomalidomide. Pomalidomide is classified as an “immunomodulatory agent with antineoplastic activity,” and an “anti-angiogenic agent.” It is manufactured by Natco Pharma Limited that is one of the most reputed Indian pharmaceutical companies. Pomalid is a prescription oncology medicine that can be purchased by a patient only against a valid prescription of a healthcare professional like hematologist or oncologist.
When is Pomalid 1 mg Capsule prescribed ?
Pomalid (Pomalidomide) is used with another medication to treat multiple myeloma (a type of cancer that affects white blood cells).
How Does Pomalid (Pomalidomide) Capsule Work ?
Pomalidomide has several ways to work against myeloma cells:
- As an immunomodulatory medication, Pomalid (Pomalidomide) enhances the action of your immune system.
- This medicine helps prevent the growth of blood vessels and abnormal cells.
- When given with another medicine called dexamethasone, it stimulates the immune system to attack the cancer cells and stops the formation of blood vessels supplying cancer cells.
What are the adverse effects of Pomalid 1 mg Capsules ?
Pomalid may cause some serious, life-threatening side-effects. This does not mean that everyone who takes it will experience them. It depends on the medicine and how your body reacts. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine :
Common Side Effects of Pomalid Capsule : Back pain ; Fever ; Fatigue and weakness ; Diarrhea ; Difficulty sleeping ; Vomiting ; Loss of appetite ; Nausea ; Constipation ; Cough ; Muscle spasms etc.
Serious Side Effects of Pomalid Capsule :Unusual bleeding or bruising ; Upper respiratory infections ; Neuropathy (numbness and tingling) ; Shortness of breath ; Low white blood cell counts ; Low platelets (thrombocytopenia) etc.
These are not all the possible side effects of Pomalidomide 2mg Capsule. If you notice any other side-effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
What are the safety measures of Pomalid 1 mg ?
Before Taking Pomalid 1mg cancer medicine, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it.
Follow the following prescription medicine precautions :
|Pomalid may be harmful for your baby during pregnancy. Take proper medical help in case you are pregnant, may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future.
|This medicine is not indicated for use in women. It is not known if Pomalid is excreted in human milk. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from Pomalid a decision should be made to either discontinue nursing, or discontinue the drug taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.
|Your health care professional can check blood tests to regularly monitor your liver and kidney function, while you are taking Pomalid. It is also important to check your levels of blood cells and other substances in the blood.
|Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Pomalid, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in Pomalid medicine. This medication is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Pomalid .
|If you take Pomalid, you must stop drinking alcohol. This is one of the ways to prevent this disease from getting worse. If you are dependent on alcohol and want to stop drinking, your doctor can recommend a therapy that’s tailored for your needs.
|If you use other prescription drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of this cancer medicine may change. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that your pharmacist can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.
|Missing a dose of Pomalid can upset your treatment plan. If you do miss one of your doses, take it as soon as you remember, unless it’s almost time to take your next dose. In this case, you should just skip the missed dose. Don’t take a double dose to “make up” for the one you missed. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
|Do not take Pomalid the use by (expiry) date printed on the pack. Do not take it if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
|During your treatment with Pomalid , it is very important for your doctor to know about your medical history if you have Kidney problems, hepatitis, liver problems, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), triglycerides, diabetes or other health problems.
What are the storage instructions for Pomalid ?
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
- Store intact vials at room temperature of 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). Reconstituted solution and infusion solution are stable for 24 hours when refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F).
- When you aren’t injecting, store Pomalid Pre-filled syringes in a place that’s protected from light.
- Make sure to always keep your medicine in an area of your home that is out of the reach of children and pets.
- Do not use Pomalid if the liquid in the vial looks discolored or cloudy, or if the liquid has lumps, flakes, or particles.
- Do not freeze Pomalid.
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