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Lenalidomide Dosage for Mantle Cell Lymphoma

The usual recommended dose for the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is 25 mg a day for 21 days, followed by 7 days of no medication. This 28-day cycle is then repeated. People with kidney disease will normally be started on a lower amount.
People who experience potentially dangerous lenalidomide side effects, such as low blood cell counts, may need to temporarily stop taking this drug. It may be restarted, usually at a lower dose, when the side effects improve.

General Information on Taking Lenalidomide

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with lenalidomide include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of a capsule. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
  • You should take your lenalidomide dose with a large glass of water, with or without food. If it seems to bother your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Lenalidomide capsules should be swallowed whole; do not open, break, or chew them.
  • Treatment is usually continued for as long as it is working and not causing unacceptable side effects.
  • Try to take your dose at the same time each day to keep an even level of the medication in your bloodstream.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking this medicine without first talking to your healthcare provider.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or lenalidomide dosing in general, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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