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What is Pomalyst used for?

Pomalidomide is used to treat certain types of cancers (such as multiple myeloma, Kaposi sarcoma). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.




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Pomalyst Frequently Asked Questions

Pomalidomide can cause severe birth defects or death in unborn babies if taken during pregnancy. It is important to prevent pregnancy while taking this medication. Women must use 2 reliable forms of birth control or avoid sexual intercourse for 4 weeks before starting treatment, during treatment and breaks, and for at least 4 weeks after stopping treatment. Women must also have 2 negative pregnancy tests before starting treatment, the first test 10 to 14 days before the first dose and the second test within 24 hours before the first dose. Women must also continue to have pregnancy tests regularly during treatment. (See also Notes section.) If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, stop taking pomalidomide and tell your doctor right away. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Men who are taking pomalidomide must use latex or synthetic condoms during any sexual contact with female partners while on treatment, during breaks, and for at least 4 weeks after stopping treatment even if they have had a vasectomy. If your partner becomes pregnant or thinks she may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away.

To receive this medication in the United States, you must understand, agree to, and carefully follow the requirements of the Pomalyst REMS Program. If you live in Canada or any other country, consult your doctor and pharmacist for your country's regulations.

Although unlikely, pomalidomide may cause very serious blood clots (such as heart attack, stroke, blood clots in the legs/lungs). Get medical help right away if you develop symptoms of blood clots, including chest/jaw/left arm pain, unusual sweating, weakness on one side of the body, vision changes, trouble speaking/breathing, or sudden pain/swelling/redness in the groin/calf. Your doctor should prescribe you medications such as "blood thinners" (examples include aspirin, warfarin) to prevent blood clots.

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Pomalyst Dosage and Form Information

4 Mg
1 Mg
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