Drugs Home > Cancer and Pomalidomide

Pomalidomide (Pomalyst®) is a medication available by prescription only and approved to treat a type of cancer called multiple myeloma that affects the plasma cells. It is approved for use in adults, and only after at least two other anticancer medications have been tried without success.
This drug works by preventing myeloma tumor cells from multiplying and causing the cells to naturally destroy themselves. It also blocks the growth of blood vessels around the cancer cells, which prevents the cells from getting the nutrition they need to grow. 
(For more details on treating cancer with this drug, click What Is Pomalidomide Used For?. This full-length article describes takes a closer look at this drug's uses and explains whether it is safe for use in children.)
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Topics & Medications


Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.