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Brand name: Thalomid TM

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Active ingredients: thalidomide

What it is used for

MULTIPLE MYELOMA - Thalomid in combination with melphalan and prednisone is indicated for the treatment of patients with untreated multiple myeloma aged 65 years and over or ineligible for high dose chemotherapy. Thalomid in combination with dexamethasone is indicated for induction therapy prior to high dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell rescue, for the treatment of patients with untreated multiple myeloma. Thalomid, as monotherapy, is indicated for the treatment of multiple myeloma after failure of standard therapies. ERYTHEMA NODOSUM LEPROSUM (ENL). Thalomid is indicated for the acute treatment of the cutaneous manifestations of moderate to severe erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL). Thalomid is not indicated as monotherapy for such ENL treatment in the presence of moderate to severe neuritis. Thalomid is also indicated as maintenance therapy for prevention and suppression of the cutaneous manifestations of ENL recurrence. Thalomid is prescribed and dispensed through the Thalidomide Risk Management Programme.,MULTIPLE MYELOMA - Thalomid in combination with melphalan and prednisone is indicated for the treatment of patients with untreated multiple myeloma aged 65 years and over or ineligible for high dose chemotherapy. Thalomid in combination with dexamethasone is indicated for induction therapy prior to high dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell rescue, for the treatment of patients with untreated multiple myeloma. Thalomid, as monotherapy, is indicated for the treatment of multiple myeloma after failure of standard therapies. ERYTHEMA NODOSUM LEPROSUM (ENL). Thalomid is indicated for the acute treatment of the cutaneous manifestations of moderate to severe erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL). Thalomid is not indicated as monotherapy for such ENL treatment in the presence of moderate to severe neuritis. Thalomid is also indicated as maintenance therapy for prevention and suppression of the cutaneous manifestations of ENL recurrence.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.

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Visual appearance

Tan opaque size 2 hard gelatin capsule with black imprint

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on April 1, 2021. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient thalidomide

This medicine is not considered safe during pregnancy. You should discuss this medicine with your doctor or pharmacist. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Reporting side effects

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