thalidomide (generic name)

It is used to treat multiple myeloma
(tha LI doe mide)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • muscle cramps
  • new or increased tingling or numbness in hands or feet
  • seizures
  • unusual swelling or pain in arms or legs

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation or diarrhea
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • headache

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of reach of children. Return any unused portion of this medicine to the pharmacy where your prescription was filled. Your pharmacy will accept all unused medicine as part of the controlled distribution program.

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Protect from light. Do not use any expired medicine.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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