Pomalid (Pomalidomide) 2 Mg Capsules, Brand Name: Pomalid, is an oral medication that belongs to a class of drugs called immunomodulators. It is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma (a type of bone marrow cancer) in patients who have received at least 2 prior therapies, including lenalidomide and bortezomib. Pomalid works by modifying the body’s immune system, which helps in stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells.
Each Pomalid capsule contains Pomalidomide as the active ingredient. Apart from this, it also contains some inactive ingredients like lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, and magnesium stearate.
Pomalid is primarily used in the treatment of multiple myeloma. It is effective in patients who have received at least two prior therapies. Pomalid is also used in combination with other medications for the treatment of anemia (decrease in the number of red blood cells).
Usage and Dosage:
The recommended dosage of Pomalid is one capsule (2 mg) once a day, taken orally, with or without food. The capsule should be swallowed whole with water and should not be crushed or chewed. The duration of treatment may vary depending on the severity of multiple myeloma and the patient’s overall health condition. Consult a doctor before taking Pomalid.
Pomalid capsules should be stored in a cool, dry place, at a temperature below 25°C, away from direct sunlight and moisture. The capsules should not be stored in the bathroom or near the kitchen sink. Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
Mechanism of Action:
Pomalid contains Pomalidomide, which is an immunomodulatory agent that works by increasing the immune system’s ability to attack and destroy cancer cells. Pomalidomide also reduces the production of certain proteins that help to promote the growth and survival of cancer cells.
Pomalid is contraindicated in pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding. It is also not recommended for patients who have hypersensitivity to Pomalid or any of the inactive ingredients present in the capsules.
Pomalid may interact with certain medications such as dexamethasone, warfarin, and erythromycin. Patients should inform their doctor about all prescription and non-prescription medications they are currently taking before starting treatment with Pomalid.
Pomalid may cause some side effects, although not everybody gets them. Some of the common side effects of Pomalid include fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and anemia. In rare cases, it may cause serious side effects such as blood clots and sudden heart failure. Contact a doctor immediately if you experience any severe side effects or allergic reactions while taking Pomalid.