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POMALID 4MG CAPSULE
Salt Composition : Pomalidomide
Manufacturer : NATCO PHARMA LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
21 Capsule(s) In A Strip
Introduction to Pomalid 4mg Capsule
Pomalid 4mg Capsule is a chemotherapy medicine containing the active constituent Pomalidomide. It belongs to the group of medications known as Immuno modulatory agents. It is used to treat multiple myeloma in adults. Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer mainly affecting certain white blood cells called the plasma cell. These cells grow uncontrolled and accumulate in the bone marrow, damaging the bones and kidneys.
The common side effects that are likely to associate with Pomalid 4mg Capsule are shortness of breath, tiredness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, back and bone pain, dizziness, tremor, upper respiratory tract infection, sleeping trouble, loss of appetite, lack of energy, muscle spasms, muscle weakness, numbness, tingling or burning sensation, the low potassium level in the blood and anemia. Inform your doctor if these side effects disturb or persist in you.
Inform your medical professional if you are allergic to Pomalid 4mg Capsule and its ingredients. Inform your doctor if you have high cholesterol levels, heart disorders, breathing problems, blood clot disorders, hepatitis B infection, neuropathy (Pain in hands or feet caused by nerve damage), or if you smoke before taking this chemotherapy medicine. It is not recommended for adolescents and children under 18 years of age.
Uses of Pomalid 4mg Capsule
- Treatment of Multiple myeloma.
Therapeutic Effects of Pomalid 4mg Capsule
Pomalid 4mg Capsule works by stimulating the immune system to attack the cancer cells, stopping the formation of blood vessels supplying the cancer cells, and preventing the growth of cancer cells (myeloma cells).
Interaction of Pomalid 4mg Capsule with other drugs
Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products that you are taking or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Pomalid 4mg Capsule and can cause potential side effects.
More Information about Pomalid 4mg Capsule
- Keep Pomalid 4mg Capsule out of sight and reach of children.
- Store at room temperature between 20°C to 25°C.
How to consume Pomalid 4mg Capsule
Always take Pomalid 4mg Capsule exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take this medicine with or without food. Swallow the Capsule as a whole with water. Do not crush or chew the Capsule.
Safety Advices for Pomalid 4mg Capsule
Pomalid 4mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as it may cause harmful effects on the unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant before taking this medicine.
It is not recommended to use during breastfeeding as it is unknown if Pomalid 4mg Capsule passes into breast milk and harms the baby.
It is unknown whether Pomalid 4mg Capsule can be given to patients with lung disorders. Consult your doctor if you have any lung problems before starting the treatment.
Pomalid 4mg Capsule is used with caution in severe liver disease patients. A dose adjustment is required. Your physician will perform blood tests to monitor your liver function during treatment with this medication.
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Pomalid 4mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Do not drive or operate heavy machines while taking Pomalid 4mg Capsule, as it can cause tiredness, dizziness, and confusion.
Side Effects of Pomalid 4mg Capsule
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Low white blood cells
- Bleeding or bruising
- Severe or bloody diarrhea
- Blood clots (chest or leg pain, swelling)
- Severe liver problems (yellowing of skin or eyes, dark-brow color urine, abdominal Pain)
- Severe allergic reactions (swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat, difficulty breathing)
- Shortness of breath
- Tiredness, weakness
- Nausea, vomiting
- Dizziness, tremor
- Low potassium level in the blood (hypokalaemia)
- Back pain, bone pain
- Diarrhea, constipation
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- High blood sugar levels
- Loss of appetite, lack of energy
- Trouble sleeping
- Muscle spasms, muscle weakness
- Numbness, tingling, or burning sensation in the skin, Pain in hands or feet
Word of Advice
It is recommended to take effective birth control for at least 4 weeks before beginning treatment, during treatment, and at least 4 weeks after stopping Pomalid 4mg Capsule treatment. Women who are pregnant or suspect they may be pregnant should not use this medication. Handle this medication with disposable gloves since it may come into contact with the skin. Do not share Pomalid 4mg Capsule with others even if they have the same symptoms as you have, since it may cause birth defects and other serious problems. It is advised to refrain from donating blood or sperm both during treatment and for seven days after treatment with this drug.
Q 1. What class of medication is Pomalid 4mg Capsule?
Pomalid 4mg Capsule belongs to the class of medications called Immuno modulatory agents.
Q 2. What is the best time to take Pomalid 4mg Capsule?
It is best to take Pomalid 4mg Capsule once daily, with or without food. Take the capsule at the same time every day for better results.
Q 3. I am suffering from a Hepatitis B virus infection. Can I take Pomalid 4mg Capsule?
Pomalid 4mg Capsule should not be used in patients with hepatitis B virus infection. Pomalid 4mg Capsule treatment may reactivate the hepatitis B virus in people who have the virus, resulting in a recurrence of the infection.
Q 4. Can children use Pomalid 4mg Capsule?
No, Pomalid 4mg Capsule is not recommended for usage in children under 18.
Q 5. Can I donate blood during Pomalid 4mg Capsule treatment?
Blood donations are restricted while taking Pomalid 4mg Capsule and for one month after stopping the medicine because the blood might be given to pregnant women whose fetuses should not be exposed to this medication.
Q 6. In which conditions should I avoid taking Pomalid 4mg Capsule?
Pomalid 4mg Capsule should not be used in patients with blood clots, heart attack, heart failure, breathing difficulty, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, neuropathy, and hepatitis B virus infection.
Q 7. Can I share Pomalid 4mg Capsule with other people?
No, sharing Pomalid 4mg Capsule medication with others is not recommended, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Hence, it may cause birth defects and other problems.
Q 8. What should I do if I miss my Pomalid 4mg Capsule dose?
Take your missed Pomalid 4mg Capsule dose as soon as you remember if it has been less than 12 hours since your usual time. Skip the dose you missed if it has been more than 12 hours. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Fact Box of Pomalid 4mg Capsule
Molecule name: Pomalidomide
Therapeutic class: Immunomodulatory agents
Pharmacological class: Antineoplastics
Indications: Multiple myeloma
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3.Rafael Rios-Tamayo et al; Pomalidomide in the treatment of multiple myeloma: design, development and place in therapy; Drug Design, Development and Therapy; Published on 28/08/2017; Accessed on 28/09/2022; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28860711
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