Pomalidomide is used for two main conditions in adults:
- Treating Multiple Myeloma (MM):
- Given with dexamethasone after at least two prior treatments, including lenalidomide and a proteasome inhibitor, for those whose disease got worse despite previous therapies.
- Addressing AIDS-Related Kaposi Sarcoma (KS):
- Used when standard HIV treatments fail for AIDS-related KS. Also considered for KS in HIV-negative patients, but more evidence is needed from additional studies.
Is pomalidomide FDA approved?
FDA approves Pomalidomide for advanced multiple myeloma.
Is pomalidomide classified as a steroid?
Pomalidomide is a class of targeted cancer medication. Another name for it is Imnovid. A steroid is dexamethasone. This treatment is for patients whose myeloma has relapsed or grown worse (refractory) after receiving treatment.
What is Pomalidomide used for?
It’s primarily used in adults for two main conditions: treating Multiple Myeloma (MM) in combination with dexamethasone after at least two prior treatments, and addressing AIDS-Related Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) when standard HIV treatments aren’t effective.
Are there any warnings or precautions to consider when using Pomalidomide capsules?
- Yes, when combining certain medications with Pomalidomide for MM, higher mortality rates were noted.
- Close monitoring for blood-related issues like neutropenia and liver function tests monthly is recommended due to rare instances of liver failure.
- Immediate discontinuation is advised if severe skin reactions occur, and monitoring for tumor-related syndrome and potential hypersensitivity reactions is crucial
Is pomalidomide oral or IV?
The drug, a capsule taken by mouth, belongs to a class of medications called immunomodulating agents.