Taking Lenalidomide during pregnancy, allergy warnings

Features questions and information about Lenalidomide structure, pregnancy & Lenalidomide allergy warnings. What should I ask before taking Lenalidomide .




Before taking lenalidomide, tell your doctor if you have:

  • kidney disease; or
  • a history of blood clots or stroke

You may not be able to take lenalidomide, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Lenalidomide can cause severe, life-threatening birth defects or death of a baby if the mother or the father is taking this medication at the time of conception or during pregnancy. Even one dose of lenalidomide can cause major birth defects of the baby's arms and legs, bones, ears, eyes, face, and heart. Never use lenalidomide if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if your period is late while using the medication.

It is not known if lenalidomide passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

For Women: If you have not had a hysterectomy or have not been in menopause for at least 24 months in a row, you will be required to use two forms of birth control beginning 4 weeks before you start taking lenalidomide and ending 4 weeks after you stop taking it. Even women with fertility problems are required to use birth control while taking this medication. You must also have a negative pregnancy test at 10 to 14 days before treatment and again at 24 hours before. While you are taking lenalidomide, you will have a pregnancy test every 4 weeks.

The birth control method you use must be proven highly effective, such as birth control pills, an intrauterine device (IUD), a tubal ligation, or a sexual partner's vasectomy. The extra form of birth control you use must be a barrier method such as a latex condom, a diaphragm, or a cervical cap.

Stop using lenalidomide and call your doctor at once if you quit using birth control, if your period is late, or if you think you might be pregnant.

For Men: You must not cause a woman to become pregnant while you are taking lenalidomide because the medicine may affect your sperm and cause birth defects in the baby. You must agree in writing to always use latex condoms when having sex with a woman who is able to get pregnant, even if you have had a vasectomy. Contact your doctor if you have had unprotected sex, even once, or if you think your female sexual partner may be pregnant.

Lenalidomide is available only under a special program called RevAssist. Under this program, only registered doctors and pharmacists can prescribe and dispense lenalidomide. You must be registered in the program and sign documents stating that you understand the dangers of this medication and that you agree to use birth control measures as required by the program.

For patients between 12 and 18 years, a parent or legal guardian must read all written requirements for the RevAssist program and sign the agreements on behalf of the patient.











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