REVLIMID: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Multiple Myeloma “Even after induction chemo and 2 autologous stem cell transplants I had a good response but was not in remission. Within a few months myeloma started to worsen. Was started on 15 mg for 21/28 day cycles. I was in remission within 4 months. That was 3 1/2 years ago. Only side effect is irritable bowel and I think it is the cause of a metallic taste in my mouth. Anyway, thanks the affordable online pharmacy that sell the generic drugs prices only 2% of the brand one .”

Jasonhay (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 17, 2018

For Multiple Myeloma “Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (MM) in October 2015. Starting in December I received radiation treatments plus Velcade along with Dex. In Summer of 2016 I received Auto SCT at MD Anderson (a truly wonderful hospital), and have been on maintenance dose (5 mg) of Revlimid ever since. I take it every day for three weeks, then off one week.My numbers have been slowly improving with every monthly visit to my Oncologist. So in that aspect, it appears the Revlimid is doing its job. One the down side (and this is only minor), I tend to experience a lot of fatigue for the last ten days of each “on” cycle.”

Tri-Guy (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 3, 2018

For Lymphoma “My wife has a rare aggressive cancer called plasmablastic lymphoma PBL she has been on numerous chemos over 8 months which knocked it out of everywhere except the liver. She was accepted to go on Revlimid 25mg (it’s still a trial drug in Australia) she took a total of 7 pills over 9 days with dexamethasone the first 4 days. Bottom line she almost had acute liver failure, it nearly killed her. She still hasn’t fully recovered from it a month ago. Not saying it want work for others but be very cautious with this drug a watch the patient for reactions.”

Husband#2 June 9, 2017

For Multiple Myeloma “I had 2 blood clots as a result of a hairline fracture in my ankle. Consequently, I was given Coumadin April 14. I started Revlimid May 7. May 25 I had a new blood clot even though my INR was 3.7 – in range to prevent clotting. I was hospitalized and missed a Memorial Day party. The doctors were baffled and thought the Coumadin was not effective. I disagreed, stopped Revlimid immediately and stayed on Coumadin. I flew to and from Italy this month with no blood clotting…the food was fabulous although I miss some eating great salads. (Kidney issues prevent the other blood thinning remedies)”

Virginia Eanes (taken for less than 1 month) August 21, 2016

For Multiple Myeloma “My sister had multiple myeloma, she took this drug for about 2 months. She developed a blood clot in her heart and died 2 days ago from a cardiac arrest while she was at the hospital. Her quality of life before this was zero while taking revlimid.”

Ellabeebee November 4, 2015

For Multiple Myeloma “I have been on Revlimid for about 2 years and the result is my cancer has been at a low level and controlled. I have no side effects that I am aware of. I do however think this medicine is terribly expensive.”

kregs (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 20, 2014

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