Lidova®

Lidova<sup>®</sup>

Lidova®

Lenalidomide

Lidova®

Lenalidomide 5, 10 and 25 mg

Hard capsules For Oral Use

 

Product leaflet summary

Therapeutic Indications

Lidova is used in adults for:

  1. Multiple myeloma
  2. Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
  3. Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL)

 

Dosage and Administration

Lidova must be given to you by healthcare professionals with experience in treating multiple myeloma, MDS, or MCL.

Treatment cycle

Lidova is taken on certain days over 4 weeks (28 days).

  • Each 28 days is called a ‘treatment cycle’.
  • Depending on the day of the cycle, you will take one or more of the medicines. However, on some days you

do not take any of the medicines.

  • After completing each 28-day cycle, you should start a new ‘cycle’ over the next 28 days.

 

Contraindications

Do not take Lidova:

If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, as Lidova is expected to be harmful to an unborn child (see, ‘Pregnancy, breast-feeding and contraception – information for women and men’).

If you are able to become pregnant, unless you follow all the necessary measures to prevent you from becoming pregnant (see, ‘Pregnancy, breast-feeding and contraception – information for women and men’). If you are able to become pregnant, your doctor will record with each prescription that the necessary measures have been taken and provide you with this confirmation.

If you are allergic to Lenalidomide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. If you think you may be allergic, ask your doctor for advice.

If any of these apply to you, do not take Lidova. Talk to your doctor if you are not sure.

 

Pregnancy and Lactation

Pregnancy

For women taking Lidova

  • You must not take Lidova if you are pregnant, as it is expected to be harmful to an unborn baby.
  • You must not become pregnant while taking Lidova. Therefore you must use effective methods of contraception if you are a woman of childbearing potential (see ‘Contraception’ below).
  • If you do become pregnant during your treatment with Lidova, you must stop the treatment and inform your doctor immediately.

For men taking Lidova

  • If your partner becomes pregnant whilst you are taking Lidova, you should inform your doctor immediately.

It is recommended that your partner seeks medical advice.

  • You must also use effective methods of contraception (see ‘Contraception’ below).

Breast-feeding

You must not breast-feed when taking Lidova, as it is not known if Lidova passes into human milk.

Contraception

For women taking Lidova

Before starting the treatment, ask your doctor if you are able to become pregnant, even if you think this is unlikely.

 

Ability to Drive and Use Machinery

Do not drive or operate machines if you feel dizzy, tired, sleepy, have vertigo, or blurred vision after taking Lidova.

 

Package Presentation:

What Lidova looks like and contents of the pack:

Lidova 5 mg hard capsules:

The capsules are provided in packs. Each pack contains three blisters, each blister with seven capsules. This gives a total of 21 capsules per pack.

Lidova 10 mg hard capsules:

The capsules are provided in packs. Each pack contains three blisters, each blister with seven capsules. This gives a total of 21 capsules per pack.

Lidova 25 mg hard capsules:

The capsules are provided in packs. Each pack contains three blisters, each blister with seven capsules. This gives a total of 21 capsules per pack.