Introduction (Lenakast 10mg capsules)
Lenakast 10mg capsule contains a drug called Lenalidomide. These capsules are the new generation of cancer medications that are designed to help fight multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. It suppresses the growth of cancer cells and encourages the immune system. It belongs to a group of medicines called monoclonal antibodies.
It is used to treat various types of cancers. It works to slow down or stop the growth of cancer cells. Lenalidomide is not recommended for the treatment of a certain type of cancer (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) because it increases serious heart-related side effects and death. It is used to treat multiple myeloma and anemia at low to intermediate risk. It is an immunomodulatory drug with powerful antineoplastic, anti-angiogenic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It prevents the multiplication of cancer cells.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells. Normal plasma cells are found in the bone marrow and are an important part of the immune system. The immune system is made up of several cells that work together to fight infection and diseases. Plasma cells make antibodies that help the body attack and kill germs.
Bone marrow is the soft tissue inside the bones. When plasma cells become cancerous and grow out of control, this is called multiple myeloma.
Lenakast 10mg capsules should be taken without a meal at a fixed time every day. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The most common symptoms of this medicine include headache, weakness, nausea, and rash. And dizziness. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells ( red and white blood cells ) in your blood. It increases the chances of infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells during the treatment.
Benefits of Lenakast 10mg Capsules
Treatment of multiple myeloma
Lenakast 10mg Capsules is given along with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. This medicine kills the cancerous cells and prevents their further growth. It prevents it to spread to other parts of the body. Take the instruction of your doctor carefully and get more benefits.
Side effects of Lenakast 10mg Capsule
Some of the major and minor side effects of this medicine are. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious. You may consult your doctor.
- Rash Dizziness
- Loss of appetite
- Decreased in white and red blood cells
- Weight gain
- AnxietyDry skin
How to take Lenakast 10 mg Capsules?
Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Take it with or without food. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How do Lenakast 10mg Capsules work?
It is an anti-cancer medicine that works to inhibit the growth of blood vessels that provides nutrients to cancerous cells. It helps to stop the process of division of cancer cells. It enhances the immune system that indirectly attacks the cancer cells. It stops the production of chemical messengers that are responsible for the growth of cancer cells. It kills the cancer cells.