Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Thalomid


Thalidomide is used in combination with dexamethasone to treat multiple myeloma. This medicine is also used to treat moderate to severe new lesions of leprosy and as maintenance treatment to prevent and keep erythema nodosum leprosum (skin lesions of leprosy) from coming back. Thalidomide works on the immune system to reduce inflammation. It also interferes with the growth of multiple myeloma cells, which are eventually destroyed in the body. Thalidomide is an antineoplastic (cancer medicine) and leprostatic agent.

This medicine is available only under a restricted distribution program called the Thalomid® REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) program.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule