Thalidomide- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug Thalidomide is Immunosuppressives Drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Thalidomide is used for
1. Multiple myeloma
2. Erythema nodosum leprosum
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms CAPSULES
Contraindications 1. Hypersensitivity
2. Pregnancy
3. lactation
4. Interactions
Precautions 1. During the period of treatment, both males and females should take adequate means of contraception before, during and after the therapy
2. Therapy to be stopped immediately if pregnancy occurs
3. No blood or sperm donation during therapy
4. signs and symptoms of hypersensitivity
Adverse Effects 1. Teratogenicity
2. Drowsiness/somnolence
3. Peripheral neuropathy
4. Constipation
5. Dizziness
6. Bradycardia
7. Orthostatic hypotension
8. Hypersensitivity
9. Neutropenia
Pregnancy Category X

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