Drug interactions between lenalidomide and pomalidomide
Interactions between your drugs
- Lenalidomide is in the following drug classes: miscellaneous antineoplastics, other immunosuppressants.
- Lenalidomide is used to treat the following conditions:
- Pomalidomide is a member of the following drug classes: miscellaneous antineoplastics, other immunosuppressants.
- Pomalidomide is used to treat Multiple Myeloma.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: pomalidomide
If you are a smoker, you should be aware that cigarette smoking may reduce the blood levels and effects of pomalidomide. Talk to your health care professional if you have any questions or concerns. Pomalidomide should be taken with water the same time everyday on an empty stomach, at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after a meal. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'thalidomide-type agents' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'thalidomide-type agents' category:
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.