An antineoplastic - It is used to treat diseases caused by abnormalities in the immune system
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, consult your doctor or health care professional. You may need to miss a dose or take a double dose, depending on your condition and treatment. Do not take double or extra doses without advice.
What may interact with this medicine?
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non- prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?This medicine causes severe birth defects or death to an unborn child. This can happen after just ONE capsule. Both men and women must agree to take steps to prevent exposure of this medicine to an unborn child. You will receive counseling about the potential birth defects. You must also agree to follow the conditions of the System for Thalidomide Education and Prescribing Safety (STEPS) Program. The program requires pregnancy testing, birth control measures for men and women, doctor and patient education, registration of doctors, pharmacies and patients, and patient consent forms.
If you have irregular menstrual periods, miss a period, or think you may be pregnant, you should call your doctor or health care professional right away. Do NOT take this medicine if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
You may not donate blood while taking this medicine. Men are not permitted to donate sperm while taking this medicine. Any male taking this medicine must always use a latex condom during any sexual contact with a woman of child- bearing potential. This medicine is found in the semen of men taking it, and the risk of exposure to an unborn child is not known.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine.
This medicine will cause constipation. Talk to your doctor or healthcare professional to learn how to treat this.