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Thalomid Medication Information

People who have been diagnosed with a type of cancer called multiple myeloma may be able to slow down the progression of the disease with a medication called Thalomid® (thalidomide). This prescription drug is also approved to treat or prevent skin lesions caused by leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease. Thalomid is approved for use in adults and children as young as 12 years old.
 
Thalomid comes as capsules and is usually taken once daily, at least one hour after a meal. Although some people tolerate it well, most people will develop some type of side effect during treatment. Some common reactions include constipation, fatigue, and swelling.
 
While many people find this medication effective, it is not suitable for everyone. Information on Thalomid should be discussed with your healthcare provider to minimize risks and to help ensure safe treatment. For example, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have certain allergies, if you are taking certain drugs, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
 
(Click Thalomid to learn more about this medication, including information on how it works, dosing instructions, and safety precautions that may apply to you.)
 

Thalomid Medication Information

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