Pomalid is a medication used to treat multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that affects plasma cells in the bone marrow. It contains the active substance Pomalidomide and is manufactured by Natco Pharma Ltd. Pomalid is available in the form of 1 mg capsules and comes in a pack of 21 capsules.
Pomalid is used to treat multiple myeloma that has not responded to previous treatments. It works by inhibiting the growth and spread of cancer cells in the bone marrow. Pomalid is usually taken in combination with other medications, such as dexamethasone, to achieve maximum therapeutic benefits.
HOW TO USE:
Pomalid should be taken orally with water, with or without food, as directed by your doctor. The recommended dosage for Pomalid is one capsule of 1 mg per day, usually taken with dexamethasone. The duration of treatment varies depending on the individual’s response to treatment.
Pomalid should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Keep the medication out of the reach of children and pets.
Mechanism of action:
Pomalid works by inhibiting the growth and spread of cancer cells in the bone marrow. It blocks the activity of certain enzymes that promote cancer cell proliferation, leading to a decrease in tumor growth and spread. It also enhances the activity of the immune system, leading to better control of cancer cells.
Pomalid should not be used by individuals who are allergic to Pomalidomide or any of the other ingredients in this medication. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should avoid Pomalid, as it may harm the developing fetus or infant.
Pomalid should not be used with certain medications, such as thalidomide and lenalidomide, due to the potential risk of serious adverse effects. It should also be used with caution in patients with a history of blood clots or bleeding disorders.
Pomalid may interact with other medications, such as warfarin and aspirin, that affect blood clotting. Inform your doctor about all medications you are currently taking to avoid any interactions.
Overdose of Pomalid can lead to potential health risks, including liver and kidney toxicity. Seek immediate medical attention in case of an overdose.
Common side effects of Pomalid include fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, and low blood cell counts. It may also cause an increased risk of infections due to a decrease in white blood cell count. However, most side effects of Pomalid are mild and resolve on their own over time. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any severe side effects while taking Pomalid.