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Pomalyst

pomalidomide
Pomalidomide is used to treat multiple myeloma (cancer resulting from a progressive blood disease). Pomalidomide is usually given after at least two other medications have been tried without success. Pomalidomide is also used to treat AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma when other medications did not worked or have stopped working. This medicine can also be used to treat Kaposi Sarcoma in adults who are HIV-negative. Pomalidomide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
pomalidomide
DRUG TYPE
miscellaneous antineoplastics
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Frequently Asked Questions

Never use this medicine if you are pregnant. Even one dose of pomalidomide can cause severe, life-threatening birth defects or death of a baby if the mother or the father is taking this medicine at the time of conception or during pregnancy.

Use birth control to prevent pregnancy, whether you are a man or a woman. For women: Use two forms of birth control beginning 4 weeks before you start taking pomalidomide and ending 4 weeks after you stop taking it. For men: Use a condom to prevent pregnancy while you are taking pomalidomide, and for up to 4 weeks after you stop taking it.

Pomalidomide may cause blood clots. Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, sudden numbness or weakness, problems with vision or speech, or swelling or redness in an arm or leg.

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