Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check you at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Using this medicine together with lenalidomide and dexamethasone or pomalidomide and dexamethasone while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Men and women should use an effective form of birth control to prevent pregnancy during treatment with this medicine. If you think you have become pregnant while receiving the medicine, tell your doctor right away.

Infusion reactions may occur with this medicine. Tell your doctor right away if you have a skin rash, dizziness, fever or chills, headache, nausea or vomiting, slow or fast heartbeat, lightheadedness or fainting, sweating, or unusual tiredness or weakness.

Call your doctor right away if you have a cough that would not go away, weight loss, night sweats, fever, chills, or flu-like symptoms, such as a runny or stuffy nose, headache, or blurred vision. These may be symptoms of an infection.

Using this medicine may increase your risk of getting other types of cancer (including skin cancer). Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about this risk.

Check with your doctor right away if you have pain or tenderness in the upper stomach, pale stools, dark urine, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or yellow eyes or skin. These could be symptoms of a serious liver problem.

Before you have any medical tests, tell the medical doctor in charge that you are receiving this medicine. The results of some tests may be affected by this medicine.