Lenalidomide (Oral Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
US Brand Names
Lenalidomide is used to treat anemia (low red blood cells) in patients with a certain type of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) called 5q MDS. Patients with this type of MDS may have very low red blood cell counts and require blood transfusions.
Lenalidomide is also used in combination with dexamethasone to treat multiple myeloma (plasma cell cancer) in patients who have received at least one prior treatment.
This medicine is available only under a special restricted distribution program called RevAssist® program.
Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, lenalidomide is used in certain patients with the following medical condition:
- Multiple myeloma, first-line treatment, in combination with dexamethasone (treatment of bone marrow cancer; used together with dexamethasone).
This product is available in the following dosage forms: